Weymouth: Three Arrested Over Haul Of Red Diesel

31 December 2013, 11:56 | Updated: 31 December 2013, 12:37

Police in Weymouth have recovered a large haul of red diesel - they've arrested three people.

The men were picked up on Saturday 28 December on suspicion of theft.

Police Constable Andy Dickinson, of Weymouth Police, said:

“Approximately 300 litres of red diesel believed to have been stolen from premises in Weymouth or in the surrounding area, has been recovered by police.

“I am in a position to release an image of the fuel which was found stored in 12 large plastic drums.

“I am appealing to anyone who has recently discovered a theft of red diesel, or recognises the items pictured, to contact the police as soon as possible.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen suspicious activity around farm premises, building sites or similar areas in the last few days.”

Officers say three local men, two in their twenties and one in his fifties, have been arrested and released on bail until the end of January 2014.

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