Red Diesel Stolen In Telford
Police in Telford are appealing for information after thieves stole thousands of pounds worth of red diesel from a recycling centre.
Thieves broke into the premises at Grange Lane in Redhill some time between 4.30pm and 7pm on Sunday.(17 June)
Thieves forced entry to the premises and to a metal fuel container.
Around 3,500 litres of red diesel was stolen, which is worth around £2,000 in value.
A total of £300 damage was also caused to the site.
Police are investigating the theft and are appealing to anyone with information to come forward.
A Telford Police spokeswoman said: "It is believed thieves forced their way in some time on Sunday evening. After gaining entry, offenders attacked a fuel container and stole a significant amount of red diesel.
"It is believed that offenders used a transit or a similar sized vehicle. If you heard or saw anything suspicious then we would urge you to come forward and speak to us.
"We would also like to hear from anyone who may be offered red diesel for sale in suspicious circumstances."
Anyone with information should contact Telford Police on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555111.
Issued: Wednesday 20 June 2012.