Fuel Security News

Theft of diesel fuel in Somerset

Thu, October 09, 2014 - 12:41:00

Two vehicles have been broken into over the weekend, leaving the owners without fuel and their satellite navigation devices.

The incident took place at a compound in Frome and it is thought that the fuel syphoned from the vehicles totalled a value of £480. CCTV at the site on Mells Road was also smashed during the incident. The occurrence is said to have taken place over the weekend, between Saturday October 4th and Monday October 6th.

The Fuel Security Monitor would ask people in the immediate and surrounding areas to take extra precautions when parking their vehicle. Parking during the day or overnight won't make a difference to theives, so when parking your vehicle make sure you're near to a light source, you take any valuables with you or keep them hidden inside the vehicle, and finally make sure that the vehicle is securely locked - if not parked in a secured garage or driveway.

Data sourced on Wednesday 8th October 2014 from the Frome Standard website. The Fuel Security Monitor includes two guides on fuel theft, with security information and tips on how to prevent it. They are the Diesel Fuel Security Guide and the Heating Oil Security Guide, or you can visit our Twitter page @FuelSecurityMon.