Fuel thefts in Northumberland
Dated: 22 Jun 2012
Police are appealing for information after two fuel thefts in Northumberland.
Between 10pm on Monday, June 18, and 8am on Tuesday, June 19, thieves syphoned around £250 worth of red diesel from a fuel tank on a farm in West Thirston, near Felton, Northumberland.
Then between 1am and 2:30am on Friday, June 22, thieves stole around 400 litres of petrol from a garage in West Thirston.
The thieves would have been at the garage for some time and are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious to contact them.
Enquiries into the thefts are ongoing and anyone with any information is asked to contact Northumbria Police on 101 ext 69191.
Officers from the Neighbourhood Policing team are working with Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and VOSA and are planning an operation in the area targeting travelling criminals and those who use illegal fuel. Anyone found using red diesel illegally in their tanks face being fined £500.