Fuel Security News

Bowser containing 1000 litres of diesel fuel stolen in Derby

Mon, December 01, 2014 - 1:07:00

A mobile tanker – called a bowser – containing 1000 litres of fuel has been stolen in Derby.

The bowser, which is yellow, belongs to Derby City Council and contained 1000 litres of red diesel which was due to be used by machinery at Markeaton Park.

The bowser was being stored in the park and was stolen from the park between 11.30pm on Sunday 2nd November and 9.30am on Monday 3rd November.

Police have recently issued photographs of the yellow bowser. Anyone who has any information on where the bowser is, or anything to do with the disappearance of the bowser are being asked to call Derbyshire police on 101 and to quote crime reference 46524/14.

With the culprits of this incident still at large, we advise that precautionary measures are taken in securing your fuel tanks and bowsers. The Fuel Security Monitor website has two guides with advice and tips on how to keep your fuel safe, especially now we are into the month of December when temperatures continue to drop – these two guides are: the Diesel Fuel Security Guide and the Domestic Heating Oil Guide. These guides include ideas such as keeping your tank hidden and installing a gauge to your tank to keep an eye on the level of fuel in there.

Data sourced from the Derby Telegraph website on Monday 1st December 2014.