Fuel Security News

Fuel theft round up for January 2016

Fri, January 29, 2016 - 2:25:00

7th January 2016 – Morpeth Herald

Heating oil has been stolen from a property in Longhirst with the theft thought to have taken place between 10:30am on Sunday 3rd January and 10:30am on Tuesday 5th January.

Anybody who may have any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101, quoting reference 337 050116.

Northumbria Police want to take this opportunity to remind residents of the following tips to help prevent fuel theft:

Install dusk to dawn security lighting

Use a wooden fence, trellis or wall to provide protection to the fuel tank

Keep gates closed and locked where possible

Install an alarm that can send alerts to a mobile phone if the oil level drops dramatically


9th January 2016 – Isle of Man Today

2500 litres of diesel have been stolen from a company in the Isle of Man and Police are now investigating.

The diesel – stolen from Isle of Man Meats – is thought to have been siphoned from a tank at the company’s base in Ballafletcher Road, Douglas. The theft is thought to have taken place between 8pm and 9pm on Wednesday 30th December.

Officers would like to speak to anyone with any information regarding this and would also like to speak to anybody who thinks they may have been sold the fuel in the last week.

Constable Sarah Gorkish said: “Any details, however small, are gratefully received.”

Isle of Man residents can contact Police headquarters on 631212 or alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


20th January 2016 – Ballymena Times

Residents in the Cargan area of Ballymena are being advised by Police to be vigilant after home heating oil was stolen from a residential property earlier this week.

Constable Irwin said: “People should be on the lookout for any suspicious activity in your local area. Thieves operate at different times of the day and if you notice anything untoward in your neighbourhood, or see unknown vehicles outside premises, note down any important details such as a description or vehicle registration and contact police immediately. Officers will follow up on your call and your prompt information could prevent a crime from occurring.”

Police can be contacted on the non-emergency number 101. In an emergency always dial 999.


28th January 2016 – Hull Daily Mail

Thieves have stolen an estimated 14000 litres of diesel from a farm in Burstwick near Hedon

Police are investigating after 14000 litres of diesel was stolen from multiple items of machinery at an East Yorkshire farm - located in Daisy Hill road, in Burstwick, near Hedon.

It is believed that a group of thieves also broke into containers at the premises, where they then stole a variety of items before they escaped by driving over fields towards Humbleton. The stolen items included an industrial jet wash, a leaf blower, a yellow pneumatic pallet trolley, a fuel level receiver, a tyre inflation pump, an electrical submersible pump and three grease guns.

In addition to the stolen items, a large quantity of red diesel was stolen from a fuel storage tank, whilst two commerical lorries had their tanks drained of diesel – police have put an estimate of 14,000 litres stolen in the incident.

If anybody has any information, police are asking you to call 101 and quote crime reference number 2165397, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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