A TOP Inverclyde crime squad has arrested three men in relation to car thefts across the west of Scotland.

The operation was led by the Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Serious and Organised Crime Team and divisional officers.

It follows a three-month long investigation.

Three men - aged 37, 38 and 34 - have been charged in connection with a number of thefts of motor vehicles in addition to charges relating to their involvement in serious and organised crime.

Detective Inspector Robert Bowie said: "We will continue to use our resources, targeting those involved in any criminal activity which impacts the lives of our local communities.

"Anyone with concerns regarding criminality in their area can contact police and be assured that officers will act on the information and arrest whoever is involved.”