Heating oil stolen from homes in Tinwell

Thieves stole heating oil from two village homes.

The thefts took place in Main Street, Tinwell, in the last seven days.

Police have issued advice to heating oil users after a rise in the number of thefts in recent weeks.

They have asked people to:

- Check the oil level on your tank on a regular basis

- Fit an electronic oil gauge/tank alarm which will alert you if the oil level drops

- Use fencing or shrubs to hide your tank from view

- Consider installing CCTV cameras

- Fit a strong lock to the tank

- If your tank is in an outbuilding keep the building locked

- Install dusk to dawn security lighting

- Turn off switches that control the supply of oil when not in use

- Make a note of the registration number of suspicious vehicles especially tankers or large vehicles close to your property

- Keep an eye on your neighbour’s tank as well