Raiders make off with fuel bowser

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - FAMILY MEMORIES -

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.

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