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Lincoln bypass diesel thieves strike twice in one night

Fuel thieves syphoned diesel worth around £1,000 from two lorries on the A46 Lincoln bypass in one night on February 18.

As reported yesterday, thieves took some 490 litres of diesel from a Volvo HGV lorry parked in a lay-by on the bypass between the Skellingthorpe and Doddington roundabouts.

The fuel stolen was worth around £650.

Then a second fuel theft was reported for the same night, from another lorry on the A46 bypass, a Scania HGV.

The driver was parked overnight between the Riseholme Roundabout and Lincoln Road and woke up to find fuel was missing.

The lay-by on the A46 Lincoln bypass between the Skellingthorpe and Doddington roundabouts, where the first reported fuel theft happened. Photo: Google Street View
The lay-by on the A46 Lincoln bypass between the Skellingthorpe and Doddington roundabouts, where the first reported fuel theft happened. Photo: Google Street View

Again, there was no damage to the vehicle, but around 250 litres of fuel, worth around £350, had been stolen from the tank.

This brings the total of fuel syphoned that night in Lincoln to over £1,000.

Anyone who saw suspicious activity that night along the bypass should contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident numbers 24 and 34 of 19/02/2014.