Uttlesford dustcarts targeted by fuel thieves

MEASURES are being taken to tighten security on Uttlesford District Council premises following a trend of fuel thefts.

Dustcarts kept at the council-owned site in Shire Hill Industrial Estate have been targeted four times in the space of three months – with over �1,600 worth of diesel siphoned by thieves.

The latest incident happened overnight on June 1-2 when 100 litres of diesel, valued at around �600, was siphoned from six dustcarts.

A council spokesman said: “The council continues to work closely with the police over the issue of fuel thefts from vehicles.

“These thefts are of relatively limited amounts of fuel; nonetheless we continue to explore cost-effective security measures in addition to the improvements already made at the site.”

Anyone with information about these crimes should contact police at Saffron Walden on 0300 333 4444 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.