Thieves steal HUGE amount of diesel after breaking into South Yorkshire fuel compound

Thieves stole a huge amount of diesel after breaking into a fuel compound in South Yorkshire.

Monday, 14th June 2021, 11:36 am

They struck at Watsons Fuels on the Valley Road Industrial Estate in Barnsley in the early hours of Friday, May 28 and got away 23,500 litres of fuel, worth thousands of pounds.

PC Rebecca Kenyon said: “We believe the offenders used industrial piping to siphon fuel out of a diesel tank and into their own storage containers on a vehicle.

“Whilst they were on site, they also allowed a significant amount of fuel to drain into a nearby river requiring a significant clean-up operation.

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“We are currently reviewing CCTV footage from that evening and are keen to trace a large heavy goods vehicle with a white cab and blue curtained trailer and a small lorry in white which were in the area.

“I’m keen to hear from any other businesses who have had similar issues.”