Fuel Security News

Fuel theft round up for February 2016

Wed, March 02, 2016 - 4:47:00

3rd February 2016 – Ross Gazette 

A theft involving £600 of heating oil has taken place in Coughton, Ross-on-Wye.

A home heating oil tank located in the garden of a house in Coughton has had £600 worth of oil syphoned from its tank. The theft was discovered on Thursday 28th January when the lid of the tank was found discarded in the garden. The owner confirmed the oil was in the tank on Saturday 23rd January as the central heating system was being repaired, but by the 28th the tank had been emptied.

Anybody with any information is asked to call 101 and quote reference OIS: 0539-S-280116.


9th February 2016 – Wiltshire Rural Crime Team Facebook  

Theft of fuel and power tool

In the early hours of 9th February, at approximately 1:30am, intruders entered a secure farm site and broke into a container. The offenders made off with a Stihl disc cutter (power tool) and two green jerry cans of fuel from the farm in Holt Bradford on Avon.

Anybody with any information is asked to contact Wiltshire police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


17th February 2016 – ITV Central News

Police have arrested two men that they believe are the culprits behind the theft of a large quantity of diesel.

An investigation is ongoing after fuel was stolen from vehicles located at Alsop Plant and Haulage on Heanor Road in Smalley and Cloudbass on High Holborn Road in Codnor.

On 11th February, two men were arrested after police stopped a van that was linked to the incidents in the Eastwood area. The men, aged 32 and 22, are both from Nottingham and were questioned by officers before they were bailed pending further enquiries.

Anybody who may have any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Derbyshire police on 101, quoting crime referencing number 6777/16 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


17th February 2016 – Commercial Motor 

Eight arrested and 55,000 litres of fuel seized

A total of eight men have been arrested and more than 55,000 litres of fuel seized after raids took place across the North West and Northern Ireland.

The suspected smuggling ring was halted on 3rd February, after HMRC officers searched a number of commercial and domestic addresses in Liverpool, Manchester and St Helens. Six other addresses were searched in counties Antrim, Armagh and Down.

The 55,000 litres of fuel were found at the domestic addresses, whilst cash, computers, business records, a truck and a trailer were all seized during the operation.

A spokeswoman for HMRC was unable to confirm where the stolen fuel had originated or how it had entered the UK.

Seven of the men have been bailed until June whilst the eight man was released.

No charges have yet been made but investigations are continuing.


19th February 2016 – New Hutton Village Facebook 

Heating oil theft reported in Dent

Cumbria police have received reports that heating oil has been stolen from a property in the Dent area.

Approximately 2000 litres of heating oil has been taken from a property in the Dent area of Cumbria, between Monday 15th and Wednesday 17th February.

Anybody who may have any information is asked to contact Police on 101.

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