Diesel Thieves Grow Ever More Ambitious

Please everybody, don’t mention the “P word” :wink:

(Reuters) - Exxon Mobil shut one of Britain’s main underground fuel pipelines, it said on Monday, after police found a stash of diesel they believe was siphoned off by thieves.

Police arrested two men, aged 32 and 34, in connection with the theft. Media reported that more than 30,000 litres of diesel, worth 41,000 pounds at pump prices, was involved.

Police launched their investigation on Thursday after a large quantity of diesel was found in a industrial storage unit at West Wellow, Hampshire, southern England, where the thieves are thought to have tapped into the 14-inch pipeline.

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Harry Monk:
Please everybody, don’t mention the “P word” :wink:

(Reuters) - Exxon Mobil shut one of Britain’s main underground fuel pipelines, it said on Monday, after police found a stash of diesel they believe was siphoned off by thieves.

Police arrested two men, aged 32 and 34, in connection with the theft. Media reported that more than 30,000 litres of diesel, worth 41,000 pounds at pump prices, was involved.

Police launched their investigation on Thursday after a large quantity of diesel was found in a industrial storage unit at West Wellow, Hampshire, southern England, where the thieves are thought to have tapped into the 14-inch pipeline.

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Some say that the plan fell apart after an argument leading to a fight between the alleged culprits as to wether they should just dig up the pipe over most of it’s length and weight it in for scrap or drill a big hole in it to nick the diesel. :smiling_imp: :laughing:

Harry Monk:
Please everybody, don’t mention the “P word” :wink:

What are you trying to tell us Harry, do you think it was The Pixies. :confused:

They are gnomes

Pop a pair of glasses on the one on the right and you’ve got a cunningly lifelike half size statue of my good self!

Lol must have been “PIXIES” then … :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

Wonder how much they did get away with all told, must be much higher than the 30,000 litres they found, the pixies wouldn’t own up to anything anyway, every pixie in the land will now be digging holes across the countryside :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: :laughing: