A Maldon shopkeeper is waging a war against thieves after setting up a Stolen In Maldon page to “help catch the scum bags”.

As the Facebook page grows in popularity, thieves have continued to steal as many as 15 cars from the Maldon, Heybridge, Burnham, Mayland and Southminster areas in a matter of weeks.

Alan Hilton, 61, hopes that if people put appeals online as quickly as possible it will “keep the area safer and help catch the scum bag who did it”.

Nearly 100 people have liked his page, which means they can see regular updates on the latest stolen items when they log on.

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