Police on crackdown after two rural fuel thefts near Louth

Police are investigating two fuel thefts in villages near Louth in the past few days, with diesel stolen in one incident and heating oil stolen in the other.

The first incident (inc 106 of December 4) happened at Kelstern between Monday, December 3 and the following day and police report that heating oil was stolen from a property in the village.

The second incident saw diesel stolen from a property in Warren Road, North Somercotes (inc 124 of December 5) overnight on Tuesday December 4.

A water bowser was also taken, possibly for offenders to transport the diesel in away from the property.

Anyone with any information in relation to either theft should contact police on 101 quoting the relevant incident number.

Lincolnshire Police are currently undertaking a dedicated operation to tackle fuel thefts, especially in rural areas, including targeted patrols in hotspot areas and covert police work.

A number of arrests have been made recently, but individuals and gangs are still targeting domestic and commercial heating oil tanks.

Anyone who sees any suspicious vehicles in their area should call the police immediately with registration numbers and descriptions of occupants.