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Construction Watch weekly bulletin 12/05/2022

W/B 09/05/2022


Good evening,


Welcome to the weekly update on the incidents that have occurred over the last week (W/B 09/05/2022) Again, as with last week and a number of previous weeks, there have been a number of fuel thefts that have taken place at both construction sites and farms across the country. This coincides with the steady rise is fuel theft. 


There have still been a number of thefts of building materials, plant and tools from construction sites. Once again, we would urge site managers to ensure that all materials and tools are removed from sites when not in operation. 



Tullibody, Clackmannanshire

Site broken into a quantity of fuel stolen from a lorry.



Kirkcaldy, Fife 

Yard broken into and expensive machinery stolen.



Cumnock, East Ayrshire

Site accessed and large quantity of diesel stolen along with some tools.



Maybole, South Ayrshire

Forestry site entered and quantity of fuel and tools stolen.



Penicuik, Midlothian

Large quantity of fuel stolen from machines at construction site. One of the machines also had its window smashed which rendered it in operable until repaired.



Larkhall, South Lanarkshire

Site entered and large quantity of fuel stolen from vehicles parked at site.



Shotts, North Lanarkshire

Generators stolen from site.



Dalry, Dumfries and Galloway

Quantity of diesel stole from site.



City Centre, Edinburgh

Quantity of tools stolen following a construction site being entered.



Hawick, Scottish Borders

Plant machinery stolen from site



Hawick, Scottish Borders

Van broken into and tools stolen from within.



Hawick, Scottish Borders

Site entered and JCB broken into and tools stolen from within.


Should you recognise any of these incidents and have any information, 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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