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Construction Watch weekly bulletin W-B 02/05/22

Good evening,


Welcome to the weekly update on the incidents that have occurred over the last week. As you can see, there are a number of fuel thefts that have taken place at both construction sites and farms across the country. This is an ongoing concern and we have seen a steady rise is fuel theft. There have also been a number of thefts of building materials and tools from construction sites and, while we appreciate that it is not always possible, we would urge site managers to ensure that all materials and tools are removed from sites when not in operation. 


W/B 02/05/2022



New Cumnock, Ayrshire

Site broken into and generator and quantity of fuel stolen after containers forced.




Honda vehicle stolen from locus



Stobo, Peebles, Scottish Borders

Significant quantity of fuel stolen from farm



West Calder, West Lothian

Site broken into and two whole tanks of fuel stolen.



West Lothian

3 tonne excavator stolen from site.



Duddingston, Edinburgh

Quantity of power tools stolen from construction site



Haddington, East Lothian

500-600 litres of fuel stolen from farm



Wishaw, Lanarkshire

HGV trailer stolen that contained construction materials  that were to be used on a construction site.



New Galloway

Dumfries and Galloway

Excavator that was parked up overnight has been damaged.



Kippen, Stirlingshire

Quantity of building material stolen from construction site.


As always, should you have any information regarding any of these incidents, please contact Police on 101 or report information anonymously via the charity Crimestoppers on 0800555111


For more information on how to reduce the risk of fuel theft click on Fuel Theft (securedbydesign.com) Here you can also download a crime prevention guide for Construction sites.



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