Petrol thief in deep sh*t

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A MAN si­phon­ing fuel from parked cars tried to throw po­lice off the scene – by div­ing into a DUNG heap.

A spotter he­li­copter was sent up af­ter re­ports that the man had been at­tempt­ing to steal petrol and diesel in the mid­dle of the night.

Po­lice con­firmed that he tried to avoid be­ing seen by ther­mal imag­ing cam­eras on board the chop­per by hid­ing in a pile of smelly ma­nure.

Of­fi­cers searched the area around Man­ton, near Marl­bor­ough, Wilts, on foot and found the 34-year-old Lithua­nian man ly­ing face-down in the dung.

They hauled the “very smelly” sus­pect to a po­lice sta­tion – where he was washed be­fore they ques­tioned him.

The man, from Il­ford, Es­sex, was handed a po­lice cau­tion and later re­leased.

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