Fuel Thefts Warning

The Agricultural and Construction Equipment Unit (ACE) Police Team have issued a bulletin on early evidence on the increase in high-value fuel thefts in recent weeks following legislative changes and an increase in fuel prices. This situation had already been predicted during discussions by CPA with the Goverment on the red diesel curtailment for construction.

Fuel and water bowsers are being particularly targeted for theft. Opal  - the National Intelligence Unit for Serious Organised Acquisitive Crime - have shared guidance and highlighted this emerging crime trend with policing to ensure appropriate response and investigation.

If Members would like more information on this issue or have any information that they would like to share with the police, please send an email to opal@westmercia.pnn.police.uk marked for the attention of ACE.

The bulletin can be downloaded below.