Forecourt Watch Launches In MK

22 February 2013, 17:29 | Updated: 22 February 2013, 17:57

Police in Milton Keynes have launched a campaign to stop fuel thefts following a thousand incidents in the last 12 months.

At the launch today officers went to the BP station on the Wavenden roundabout.

That particular station is one of the worst in the UK for fuel thefts.

They put posters up at the pumps warning driver to 'Think Again' if they were planning on filling up and not paying.

Leading the campaign is PC Jason Rowe- he told Heart this type of crime is also linked to numberplate theft 

Drivers put a stolen numberplate on the car used to steel fuel which then links an innocent victim to the crime.

To help stop this from happening officers were handing out free anti-theft screws for numberplates and telling drivers how to reduce the risk of becoming a victim.

Posters will start going up across other forecourts in Milton Keynes over the next few weeks as other petrol stations sign up to the The Forecourt Watch campaign.

This will allow petrol stations across the town to share information on known thieves.