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Coronavirus (COVID-19): the policing response and what you need to know

Theft of oil

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  • This priority is now closed as a result of the actions below.
  • If you have any questions or issues concerning this priority, you can contact the beat team using the contact form on the beat page.

This time of year people especially in the rural locations rely heavily on heating oil and therefore the demand will increase.  Due to covid restrictions and the higher demand there will be delays for heating oil being delivered to residential and commercial properties.  Therefore there could be an increase in reported theft of oil.

Please be extra vigilant and put measures in place to keep your oil tank as secure as possible to reduce the chance of being a victim of crime.


  • Wednesday 3rd March, 2021

    We have not had any recent reports regarding the theft of heating oil, however if anyone would like any advice regarding how to secure their tanks, please ring 101 or email the team through this website.

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