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What valuables do you leave in your car overnight?

A survey has found that Britons leave £3bn worth of belongings in their cars overnight, and a large number of people fail to lock their cars up when they are sleeping.

Research by Your Cover, part of Allianz Insurance, found that expensive items left in vehicles include sunglasses, MP3 players and cameras.

Andy James, a spokesperson for Your Cover, told The Telegraph: ‘People are taking a risk if they leave high value items in their cars overnight. A total of 53 per cent of motorists reported that they did not always lock their cars at night which is asking for trouble.

Most insurers will insist that items stolen from an unoccupied car such as sat navs, MP3 players, and mobile phones must be in a locked boot and the keys must be removed from the vehicle.’

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