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Damory Fleet Attacked by Thieves in Dorchester

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11:53am 9th June 2014
(Updated 1:58pm 9th June 2014)

Up to 2,000 litres of fuel has been stolen in a night time raid by thieves in Dorchester.

The large amount was syphoned from a number of Damory Coaches on the Grove Trading Estate overnight nearly 2 weeks ago, between Wednesday 28th and the 29th May.

It's not just the massive amount of fuel that's left Damory out of pocket, 9 of their coaches were damaged as a result of the theft.

Dorset Police say it would have taken the offenders a while to fill up barrels with fuel before fleeing the scene, and they reckon it happened under the cover of darkness.

Police Constable James Prowse, of Dorchester Police, said: "The theft of such a large quantity of fuel will have taken the offenders quite some time and will no doubt have occurred during the hours of darkness.

"I believe that the offenders will have loaded a number of barrels into a vehicle waiting outside of the Damory Coaches compound, before making good their escape.

"I am appealing for anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity around the Grove Trading Estate overnight on Wednesday 29 May, and anyone with information about those responsible, to contact Dorset Police urgently.

"I would also like to hear from anyone who been offered diesel in unusual circumstances, or for an unusually low price."

There's an appeal out for anyone with information to come forward.

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