Thieves steal fuel from car transporter

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to the theft of fuel from a car transporter.

The theft was carried out between 7.30pm on Wednesday, January 11, and 5.40am the day after.

The driver of car transporter had parked up in the lay-by on the A1 just before the turn-off to Seaton Burn for a rest overnight.

When he woke up, however, he discovered that about 600 litres of fuel had been stolen and his vehicle’s fuel cap was missing.

Police are warning other lorry drivers to be vigilant, to park only in well-lit areas and to report any suspicious behaviour.

Any potential witnesses to the theft, or anyone with information on the culprits, is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191 or the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.