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How to prevent fuel theft as combine harvester fuel stolen

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How to prevent fuel theft as combine harvester fuel stolen

Date of alert:

Sunday, 7 August 2022

Crime Ref:

Force:

Dorset Police

A combine harvester has been drained of 600 litres of fuel near Dorchester.

The theft took place in Maiden Newton and was reported to police on Friday (August 5).

Following this, the rural police team are reminding farmers to consider their security measures to prevent similar thefts.

They highlight the areas of visibility, access, deterrence and layers of security.

The NFU advises farmers to lock up powered machinery at night to deter fuel thieves and to use locking caps where possible.

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