Police presence at Hampshire industrial estate after large amount of "illegally obtained" diesel found

Daily Echo: Detectives investigating 'stolen' diesel Detectives investigating 'stolen' diesel

Detectives are investigating after a large quantity of illegally obtained fuel was found in an industrial storage unit in Hampshire.

The discovery was made 48 hours ago in West Wellow and is thought to be a substantial amount although details are not being revealed by Hampshire Constabulary.

Police, the Environment Agency and representatives from Esso have all been on the site since the find was made on Thursday.

The owner of the unit is understood to have made the discovery but it is believed the property was being let.

Daily Echo:

A police spokeswoman said tonight that the diesel was "believed to have been illegally obtained" but added that the exact quantity and circumstances surrounding the accumulation of fuel are central to the investigation and were not being revealed.

Detectives from Lyndhurst CID are leading the investigation and are focussing on identifying those responsible.

The field is being retrieved by engineers from the Esso refinery.

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7:11pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Huey says...

Stolen diesel? Cops are fuming
Stolen diesel? Cops are fuming Huey
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8:48pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Oh my goodness says...

Huey wrote:
Stolen diesel? Cops are fuming
That is funny lol. Fuelling fears that it may have been sold to the unsuspecting public
[quote][p][bold]Huey[/bold] wrote: Stolen diesel? Cops are fuming[/p][/quote]That is funny lol. Fuelling fears that it may have been sold to the unsuspecting public Oh my goodness
  • Score: 4

8:53pm Sat 19 Apr 14

House Sparrow says...

I like the idea that engineers from Esso Fawley are retrieving the field!
I like the idea that engineers from Esso Fawley are retrieving the field! House Sparrow
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