Fuel Security News

Theft of fuel and quad bike from rural property in Scotland

Wed, October 15, 2014 - 3:43:00

Police Scotland are asking for people with information to come forward after a quad bike and fuel estimated to be worth £5000 were stolen from a rural property in the North-East.

The incident is said to have taken place on Thursday 2nd October between the hours of 5pm and 7:30am the following day.

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if they wish to remain anonymous.

The incident comes after the 2014 Rural Crime Survey published by NFU Mutual revealed that the three top ranking items stolen from farms over the previous 12 months, were quad bikes (at number two) and oil/diesel (at number three).

The data is based on claims experience over a 12 month period, where NFU Mutual agencies were asked to rank the most stolen items in their area. The results were then totalled from across the whole country, to publish a UK wide report revealing the top 10 items most commonly targeted by thieves.

The Fuel Security Monitor offers tips and advice to those worried about fuel theft, and this information comes in the form of two guides: 1) The Heating Oil Security Guide and 2) The Diesel Fuel Security Guide

Data sourced on Wednesday 15th October 2014 from the Evening Express website and the NFU Mutal website.

Image courtesy of NFU Mutual.