Fuel Security News

Fuel theft round up for 1st December – 9th December

Fri, December 12, 2014 - 9:18:00

Diesel stolen from Bourne farm – 1st December

About 6,000 litres of red diesel have been stolen from a farm in Edenham, Bourne.

The theft is thought to have happened in November, sometime between 6pm on 18 November and 8.30am the next day.

To read more go to the Peterborough Today website.


Heating oil stolen from Wretham property – 1st December

Police are appealing for information after 400 litres of heating oil were stolen from a tank at an address in Sunnyside.

It’s thought that the heating oil was stolen from an unlocked tank between 2am on Monday 24th November and 3am on Tuesday 25th November.

Anyone with any information are being asked to call PC Matthew McKay at Thetford Police Station on 101, or alternatively they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 1111.

To read more go to the EDP24 website.


Tean haulage company targeted by fuel thieves – 2nd December

Offenders have made off with a large amount of diesel fuel after targeting vehicles at a haulage firm.

JW Cantrell Haulage, located in Tean, had roughly £240 worth of diesel fuel stolen, between 6pm on 27th November and 6am the next day.

Those who may have any information on this incident are being asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101.

To read more go to the Stoke Sentinel website.


Heating oil stolen in Ludford – 8th December

Heating oil has been stolen from Ludford Village Hall, sometime between Wednesday 3rd December and Saturday 6th December.

Anyone with any information should contact PCSO Sally Read from the Louth Rural Neighbourhood Policing Team if they have seen anything suspicious in the area or has specific information relating to this crime. She can be contacted by calling Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 269 of December 6th.

To read more go to the Louth Leader website.


Thieves steal heating oil from Caythorpe farm – 9th December

Thieves have stolen a large quantity of heating oil from a farm on Caythorpe Heath.

The incident, in which 400 litres of heating oil was stolen, is thought to have taken place between Monday 8th December and Tuesday 9th December, sometime overnight.

If anybody has any information regarding this incident, contact the force control room on 101, quoting incident number 309 on December 9th.

To read more go to the Grantham Journal website. 


The increase in fuel thefts during the winter months is well known, and the above thefts, which are just a select few, show just how many can occur in such a short amount of time. The winter brings darker mornings and nights, as well as low temperatures, a prime environment for thieves to strike, knowing that you'll be inside not wanting to venture if there's no reason to. To help keep your fuel safe during winter, and the rest of the year, our Fuel Security Monitor can help!

The Fuel Security Monitor has two guides to help you with security tips and advice on keeping your fuel safe throughout the winter and the rest of the year. These tips include ways of keeping your tank secure, from installing guages, to planting shrubbery around your tank and creating obstacles with plant pots. Our two guides cover Diesel Fuel Security and Domestic Heating Oil Security. Alternatively, take a look at our twitter page @FuelSecurityMon.