Portsmouth Truckstop: Investigation launched as thieves steal thousands of litres of diesel from Farlington HGV truck stop in dead of night

A PORTSMOUTH truck stop has been targeted by thieves who stole thousands of litres of diesel.

Thursday, 30th September 2021, 10:54 am

It has been reported that 30,000 litres of diesel was stolen from the Portsmouth Truckstop on Walton Road, Farlington, which is said to be £45,000 worth of fuel.

The theft, caught on CCTV, is thought to have taken place between 1am and 2.30am on Saturday.

Video footage is said to show a person climbing onto one of the fuel tankers based on the site, and placing a pipe into it.

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Later, fuel readings showed that thousands of litres of fuel had been taken.

Hampshire police said that it is investigating after receiving a report of the theft on September 28.

A police spokeswoman said: ‘We are investigating all lines of enquiry available to us to identify those responsible and we would ask anyone with information about this incident to call us on 101, quoting 44210390323.’

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