Huge red diesel theft

Gloucestershire Police are hunting thieves who stole a thousand pounds worth of red diesel. Between 5pm on Thursday and 8am on Friday, offenders forced entry to a compound in Lydbrook and took a yellow coloured fuel bowser, which is then believed to have been towed away from the scene.

Stolen fuel bowser Credit: Gloucestershire Police

Red diesel is dyed gas oil for registered agricultural or construction vehicles such as tractors, excavators, cranes and boats. It carries a significantly reduced tax levy compared to un-dyed diesel fuel used in ordinary road vehicles. Anyone who saw suspicious activity, or knows of the whereabouts of the bowser should call police on 101 quoting incident 112 of Friday 27 November.