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HGV drivers warned to be vigilant following fuel thefts

Photo: Cheshire Police

Police are urging HGV drivers to be extra safe and secure when parking their vehicles following a spate of thefts.

In recent days officers have received numerous reports of diesel fuel being stolen from HGVs parked in lay-bys along the A55 in Chester.

Police are encouraging drivers to be vigilant and ensure they park in well-lit areas and stay away from isolated places.

Chief Inspector Mike Evans, of Chester Local Policing Unit said:

It's important lorry drivers are aware of the best ways they can stay safe and prevent thieves stealing from them.

If you're a HGV driver I would encourage you to park somewhere which is well-lit, near other vehicles and preferably with CCTV. Drivers would also have better protection if they looked for a 'Park Mark' area.

If anybody notices any suspicious activity please call us on 101 or in an emergency ring 999.

– Chief Inspector Mike Evans
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