More than 20 containers of stolen diesel were recovered by police and returned to lorry drivers in Dunkirk, Kent.

Kent Police officers were on patrol near to the A2 on Monday 22 November 2021, when they came across a suspected stolen car parked in Canterbury Road at around 8.45pm.

Lorries siphoned

There was a strong smell of fuel coming from the car so officers checked on lorries parked nearby. They discovered that the main fuel tanks of three lorries had been siphoned of their diesel. Fuel had also been taken from the refrigeration tanks of two other lorries.

The local area and nearby woodland was searched by patrols, including those with police dogs, and a drone was also used to assist in the search.

The 25-litre drums of stolen diesel were discovered in the woods. The fuel was returned to the drivers, the vehicle found in Canterbury Road was seized and enquiries remain ongoing to identify the people responsible for the theft.

Can you help?

Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious is asked to call Kent Police on 01795 419119 quoting reference 46/242191/21.

You can also contact Crimestoppers in Kent anonymously by calling 0800 555111 or by filling in the online report form available on their website.

By Ed

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