Fuel Security News

Fuel theft round up for 12th March – 24th March

Tue, March 24, 2015 - 1:15:00


Theft of heating oil in Poyntington

An estimated 1200 litres of heating oil has been stolen from a tank at a house in Poyntington. The theft is thought to have taken place between February 11th and March 12th.

If you have any information regarding this theft, please call Dorset Police on emergency telephone number 101 and quote 11091.



Warning after heating oil theft

Heating oil has been stolen from an outside tank in Essex, estimated to be worth £400.

The incident happened on Hackmans Lane, Cock Clarks, overnight on the 9th March.

Police are being asked to check the security of their heating oil storage and to report anything they deem suspicious to Maldon Police on 101.



Pair charged with alleged theft of red diesel

Two men have been charged with the alleged theft of red diesel

Police have charged two men from Watton in connection with the red diesel theft in East Harling on Tuesday 10th March.

Raimondas Degutis, 35, and Airimas Siaudinis, 20, both of Cardington Road, face a charge of going equipped for theft. Degutis also faces charges of driving without insurance and driving without the appropriate driving licence.

They have both been released on bail and appear at Norwich Magistrates Court on Friday 27th March.



Theft of diesel from industrial estate

Police in Lancashire are warning locals after a diesel theft occurred on Roman Way Industrial Estate.

The incident happened at 17:30 on 8th March and is the second offence of its type to have happened in the last two weeks.

CCTV footage reveals two males leaving a double cab transit tipper before stealing the fuel. No further information has been found, but investigations are ongoing.


Attempted fuel theft in Somerset

Avon and Somerset Constabulary are warning those living in North Somerset to be on the lookout, after residents in Wick St Lawrence called the police following a disturbance at 5am, in which a man was seen tampering with a fuel tank at a property in the village.

No trace of the man was found after police arrived at the scene, but a car was later recovered containing fuel containers.

Police believe that this incident and another involving a heating oil tank may be connected, as well as other offences carried out last month.

PC Jim Murrary said: “We had two reports of thefts and attempted thefts from heating oil tanks at other properties in Wick St Lawrence in February.”

“We have carried out house-to-house enquiries in the affected areas and sent messages out through Farm Watch and other watch schemes.”

If anybody has any information regarding this incident, then please call police on 101 quoting reference 24847/15.
















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Information gathered from the following websites: Dorset Alert, Maldon and Burnham Standard, Thetford and Brandon Times, Stay In The Know and The Weston Mercury.