Community praised after diesel theft arrest

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Police are praising the community in north Northumberland after a report of suspected diesel theft resulted in an arrest.

At just after 4.05pm, on Sunday, August 3, police received a report of suspected fuel theft at Blaxter Quarry in Elsdon. This was after two men were seen acting suspiciously around a diesel tank, loading barrels onto a trolley.

Inquiries were carried out and police arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of theft. He has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Neighbourhood Inspector Paul Truscott is now urging anyone who witnesses anything that raises suspicions to always report it to police.

Insp Truscott said: “I would like to thank the people for coming forward with this information.

“Any information we receive from the public may be helpful when investigating incidents or reports and these people were right to report their concerns to police.

“I would ask anyone in our community who has any concerns or witnesses anything untoward, to report it to police. There may be a simple explanation to the behaviour but there is no harm in reporting it to make officers aware.”

Anyone with any concerns can contact the Alnwick Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101 ext 69191.