Man detained in Harworth fuel raid

South Yorkshire Police CSI.   Picture: Malcolm Billingham D42153MB
South Yorkshire Police CSI. Picture: Malcolm Billingham D42153MB
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A POLICE operation to tackle fuel theft resulted in a large quantity of diesel being found at a property in Harworth, near Doncaster.

Police launched Operation Cargo following an increase in the number of reports of fuel theft, much of it in the vicinity of the A1.

Thieves have been hiding containers behind hedges at lay-bys and returning late at night to steal diesel from parked vehicles as their drivers sleep.

Police are focussing patrols in the areas and blocking off routes made through hedges and seizing any containers.

Nearly 1,000 litres of suspected stolen diesel was seized with search warrants at two addresses in Harworth and Worksop. Two men were arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods.