Man arrested after fuel siphoned

Man arrested after fuel siphoned

A man has been arrested after diesel was siphoned from a HGV in Cannock.

At 2.25am this morning (Thursday 21 April), officers received reports of a man siphoning fuel from a HGV parked at Norton Canes Services.

A 41-year-old man, of no-fixed-address, was arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle.

He remains in custody while inquiries continue.

It comes after a national increase in reported fuel crime, involving both siphoning and bilking from fuel stations across the country.

Since the start of March, police have received more than 160 reports of bilking across garages in the region – particularly in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Stoke-on-Trent and South Staffordshire.

If you witness anyone stealing fuel or acting suspiciously, call 101 or message us directly on Facebook or Twitter.

In an emergency, always dial 999.

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