Raiders make off with fuel bowser
THIEVES who pinched a 1,000-litre fuel bowser from a windfarm site were being hunted by police today.
The equipment – worth about £5,000 – was stolen from Tillymaud at Udny Green in Aberdeenshire.
Police today said the culprits would have needed a vehicle to take the large bowser.
The i n c i d e n t h a ppened at the site of the windfarm being created by the Udny Community Wind Turbine Company Ltd. A Grampian Police spokesman said: “Officers are investigating a theft of a fue l bowser.
“The stolen p r o perty is valued at a mid f o u r - f i gure sum.”
The incident happened between 7pm on Tuesday and 7am the next day.
Today Brian McDougall, director of t h e c o mmunity windfarm company, said : “There is a small road which goes from the B999 up to the site and it is being slightly widened.
“The diggers on the site were using the fuel bowser while the work was carried out.
“It’s disappointing but its one of those things that can happen.
“It has taken us several years to get to this stage and we are moving ahead with things.
“Within a few days we will have 24-hour security at the site.”
CULPRITS: A fuel bowser like this was stolen.