Fuel theft warning to Midlothian firms

BUSINESSES in Midlothian are on alert after a series of fuel thefts.

Organised gangs have struck at premises where diesel is stored by companies operating heavy vehicles.

Recently, thieves targeted two yards on the Eldin Industrial Estate at Loanhead, escaping with 300 litres of diesel from two buses and 500 litres of red diesel from agricultural vehicles.

Community councillors in Loanhead have voiced concern for the security of local yards, particularly those on the village periphery.

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