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Police issue heating oil theft warning

Typical oil storage tank

Our neighbourhood Community Police Officer, Melanie Wilson has warned us that there has been a worrying increase in reported theft of heating oil in rural areas.  Certainly there has been one known and one suspected theft of oil in Church Road, Peldon.

Please look at the security of your tank.  Consider fitting a lock without delay.  If you need advice contact Melanie.  She will assist you or will put you in touch with the Crime Reduction Officer Colin Stiff.

Spread the word among your neighbours and if you see anything suspicious get in touch with Melanie straight away.

Contact details:

Melanie Wilson
PC 70930
Birch and Layer Neighbourhood Constable
Essex County Fire & Rescue Service Fire Station
63 Church Road Tiptree
Colchester Essex

External: 0300 333 4444

TIPTREE MOBILE: 07966197404