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.
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.
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.’