Fuel Security News

Man charged after £1,500 worth of fuel stolen from St Clare Hospice

Mon, November 24, 2014 - 4:52:00

A man has been charged and is due to appear in court accused of stealing £1,500 worth of fuel from the St Clare Hospice.

A 20 year old man from Barn Mead was charged with theft and has since been released on police bail. He is due to appear before Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court on 12th December.

The theft at St Clare Hospice in Hastingwood, near Harlow, happened between May 14th and May 15th.

The fuel at the hospice is used to heat the inpatient unit, and due to the theft, the hospice has had to take further security measures.

At the time, chief executive Tanya Curry said: “We are shocked and saddened that anyone would even think of targeting a charity like St Clare."

Whilst this incident seems to be isolated, the Fuel Security Monitor advises that extra precautions are taken in securing fuel tanks and premises, especially if you are due to have your tank filled or have recently had it filled. Tank locks and fuel guages are just some of the security devices which can be added to your tank to make it more secure. To read more about how to keep your tank secure, take a look at our Heating Oil Security Guide and Diesel Fuel Security Guide, go to The Fuel Security Monitor webpage or visit our Twitter page @FuelSecMon.

Data sourced on Monday 24th November 2014 from the Herts & Essex Observer website.