Police are searching for a heartless thief who stole £1,000 of heating oil from St. Clare Hospice in Hastingwood. Police have released CCTV footage of the thief, which shows him siphoning oil from the tank at the inpatient unit. Chief Executive of the hospice, Tanya Curry said of the burglary, “we are shocked and saddened that anyone would target a charity like St. Clare.”
The incident highlights the need for optimal tank security for oil tank owners across the UK. Police stations across the UK have emphasising the need for better tank security and an increased awareness of heating oil thefts, in a bid to reduce fuel theft crimes.