Two held over pipeline oil theft

Two men have been arrested in connection with the theft of tens of thousands of litres of fuel which is believed to have been stolen from one of the country's main underground oil pipes.

The large quantity of diesel was discovered in a warehouse in West Wellow, on the Hampshire/Wiltshire border, on Thursday.

Two men, aged 32 and 34, were arrested in Salisbury, Wiltshire, and are being questioned by detectives from Hampshire police

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Thousands of litres of fuel stolen from Esso pipeline

Esso has shut a pipeline running from its Fawley oil refinery near Southampton for checks after a report that thieves siphoned fuel. It's believed about thirty thousand litres of diesel was taken from the pipeline.