Timely warning to protect heating oil supplies

The theft of heating oil can cause considerable distress to victims and to replace stolen fuel can be costly, as much as £2000 to £3000. In some areas of the country, police have been contacting anyone who has been a victim of this crime an offering advice and guidance.

Fuel companies are also being contacted so that when they deliver fuel to site they leave leaflets offering prevention advice.

Farms, Churches, schools and community buildings which use heating oil can also be a target for thieves, but in taking steps, such as installing correct outside lighting , alarms and concealing tanks the risk of becoming a victim is reduced.

As Locksmiths for Cheltenham and Gloucester we offer our safe and lock locksmith services to rural homes and businesses across Gloucestershire that are particularly at risk this time of year.