Fuel Security News

Red diesel stolen from farm in Angus

Mon, November 03, 2014 - 10:13:00

Residents in Angus are being warned by police to be on guard after 3,000 litres of red diesel was taken from a storage tank on a farm near Aberlemo. The fuel was stolen between 10 pm on 26th October and 12 pm on 27th October.

Officers are now appealing to local drivers, farmers, business operators and residents across the Tayside area, to take every precaution possible to try and prevent fuel thieves from striking again.

Anybody who has any information, or wants to report any suspicious behaviour, should call Police Scotland on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A spokesperson for the police said: “We would also ask that the public are vigilant and report any suspicious activity, people or persons to police, especially if they are concerned about their presence in rural areas where they might have access to fuel tanks, agricultural vehicles or lorries for the purposes of fuel theft.”

People living or working nearby should take extra care when storing fuel on rural properties, such as on farms. Make sure your fuel bowser or tank is kept out of sight from people driving and walking past, or is well hidden/camouflaged. Fuel tanks and bowsers can be fitted with security mechanisms for extsuch as lockable tank caps and alarms that alert the owner of a sudden drop in fuel level.

Data sourced on 3rd November 2014 from The Evening Telegraph website. For more information on fuel theft, along with security information and tips to prevent it, go to our website, read our Fuel Security Guide or visit our Twitter page @FuelSecurityMon.