Heating oil stolen from homes in Tinwell

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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