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Three arrested after 300 litres of red diesel discovered
9:49am Tuesday 31st December 2013 in News
DORSET Police are asking for help from the public after a large amount of red diesel was recovered in Weymouth.
Officers said that on Saturday December 28 they arrested three men 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.”
He added: “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.”
Three men from the local area, two in their twenties and one in his fifties, were arrested and later released on police bail until the end of January 2014.
Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 28:313.
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