Three arrested after 300 litres of red diesel discovered

Dorset Echo: Three arrested after 300 litres of red diesel discovered Three arrested after 300 litres of red diesel discovered

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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10:16am Tue 31 Dec 13

smilealoft44 says...

Three men arrested with about 60 gallons of red fuel worth £80 on black market is it worth the bother, fools.
Three men arrested with about 60 gallons of red fuel worth £80 on black market is it worth the bother, fools. smilealoft44

10:44am Tue 31 Dec 13

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

Police Constable Andy Dickinson, of Weymouth Police, said: I am in a position to release an image of the fuel which was found stored in 12 large plastic drums.

The image is of containers with what appears to be a red liquid inside some of them (:o)) I thought that drums were round.
Police Constable Andy Dickinson, of Weymouth Police, said: I am in a position to release an image of the fuel which was found stored in 12 large plastic drums. The image is of containers with what appears to be a red liquid inside some of them (:o)) I thought that drums were round. IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE

11:49am Tue 31 Dec 13

JAG398 says...

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE look up before you make a comment you thought drums were round, plastic containers can be called square or round, depends on the manufacturer. Appears to me you are just trying to make a Police Officer look stupid? when it is you !!!
IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE look up before you make a comment you thought drums were round, plastic containers can be called square or round, depends on the manufacturer. Appears to me you are just trying to make a Police Officer look stupid? when it is you !!! JAG398

11:58am Tue 31 Dec 13

JamesYoung says...

smilealoft44 wrote:
Three men arrested with about 60 gallons of red fuel worth £80 on black market is it worth the bother, fools.
So if somebody breaks into your house and nicks your 50" TV, then so long as they sell it for less than it's worth, the police should turn a blind eye?
Where do you live again?
[quote][p][bold]smilealoft44[/bold] wrote: Three men arrested with about 60 gallons of red fuel worth £80 on black market is it worth the bother, fools.[/p][/quote]So if somebody breaks into your house and nicks your 50" TV, then so long as they sell it for less than it's worth, the police should turn a blind eye? Where do you live again? JamesYoung

12:33pm Tue 31 Dec 13

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

JamesYoung
Drums that you play are round.
Dictionary definitions include:
Something resembling a drum in shape or structure, especially a barrellike metal container like an oil drum.
A cylindrical container or receptacle.
IMHO anything called a drum should be round and not have flat sides.
JamesYoung Drums that you play are round. Dictionary definitions include: Something resembling a drum in shape or structure, especially a barrellike metal container like an oil drum. A cylindrical container or receptacle. IMHO anything called a drum should be round and not have flat sides. IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE

1:34pm Tue 31 Dec 13

smilealoft44 says...

JamesYoung wrote:
smilealoft44 wrote:
Three men arrested with about 60 gallons of red fuel worth £80 on black market is it worth the bother, fools.
So if somebody breaks into your house and nicks your 50" TV, then so long as they sell it for less than it's worth, the police should turn a blind eye?
Where do you live again?
I was not having a go at the police i was having a go at the 3 men. Said nothing about turning a blind eye. they should if proven that the red stuff was stolen be charged with the crime, and pay the price of what they have done.
We have E U beggers Big Issue sellers getting more a day than these in Weymouth and Dorchester.
ps i dont have a 50" telly do you?
[quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]smilealoft44[/bold] wrote: Three men arrested with about 60 gallons of red fuel worth £80 on black market is it worth the bother, fools.[/p][/quote]So if somebody breaks into your house and nicks your 50" TV, then so long as they sell it for less than it's worth, the police should turn a blind eye? Where do you live again?[/p][/quote]I was not having a go at the police i was having a go at the 3 men. Said nothing about turning a blind eye. they should if proven that the red stuff was stolen be charged with the crime, and pay the price of what they have done. We have E U beggers Big Issue sellers getting more a day than these in Weymouth and Dorchester. ps i dont have a 50" telly do you? smilealoft44

6:21pm Wed 1 Jan 14

JackJohnson says...

smilealoft44 wrote:
Three men arrested with about 60 gallons of red fuel worth £80 on black market is it worth the bother, fools.
I wouldn't think they intended to sell it on. I think it's more likely they intended to use it in their own vehicles.

If it cost less for them to collect it than they would have paid to acquire it legally, they clearly think it's worth the risk. I'm sure there are plenty of other scallies around who would agree with them.
[quote][p][bold]smilealoft44[/bold] wrote: Three men arrested with about 60 gallons of red fuel worth £80 on black market is it worth the bother, fools.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't think they intended to sell it on. I think it's more likely they intended to use it in their own vehicles. If it cost less for them to collect it than they would have paid to acquire it legally, they clearly think it's worth the risk. I'm sure there are plenty of other scallies around who would agree with them. JackJohnson

2:57am Fri 3 Jan 14

EtaoinShrdlu says...

I am distraught! No picture of police vehicle or stern looking policeman, just one actually pertaining to the story! Is this a new year resolution by the Echo? Anyway, isn't putting dye in fuel outdated? If it is purchased for business you claim back the VAT. If you purchase it for personal use you don't. The little man putting the dye in could be made redundant - surely the government haven't missed one?
I am distraught! No picture of police vehicle or stern looking policeman, just one actually pertaining to the story! Is this a new year resolution by the Echo? Anyway, isn't putting dye in fuel outdated? If it is purchased for business you claim back the VAT. If you purchase it for personal use you don't. The little man putting the dye in could be made redundant - surely the government haven't missed one? EtaoinShrdlu

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