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Scilly police: 'No fuel thefts for weeks'

The Isles of Scilly Police have said that no more fuel thefts have been reported since the announcement on the use of DNA kits.

It was reported in July that DNA kits and forensic testing would be used to try to curb a spate of fuel thefts on the islands.

Police had previously appealed for information after 20 litres of fuel was stolen from the RNLI's inflatable boat on St Mary's.

PC Nic Gould told This is Scilly at the time: "Where it is a viable option we are seizing the fuel caps and having them forensically tested. We also have DNA kits which we are using on victims' boats to try to prevent repeat incidents. This is used to mark your property with a UV liquid that contains a unique DNA within it and can be linked to the owner. Other options to catch the offender(s) are also being explored."

He has now said that no fuel thefts have been reported in recent weeks, although it is unknown whether the DNA news was the cause.

The police station can be reached on 01720 422444. Alternatively, Crimestoppers are on 0800 555 111.

Photo by Lazyblueskies Photography.


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