Thieves drag tank across fields

THIEVES dragged a huge septic tank across two fields after stealing it from a March firm.

The heavy fibreglass tank, which was two-and-a-half metres tall, two metres wide and weighed about 180kg, was stolen from a lorry at a yard in Norwood Road between 12pm on Saturday (September 1) and 7.30am yesterday (Monday).

Offenders broke through a hedge to access the yard, then dragged or rolled the tank through two fields and three small dykes. It is thought they loaded it onto another vehicle in a car park in Melbourne Avenue before making off.

PCSO Rachael Cheverton, investigating, said: “It is likely to have required at least two people to drag and roll this tank through the fields and would have taken quite a while for them to reach Melbourne Avenue.

“I would urge anyone who saw the tank being stolen or knows where it is now to call police.”

Anyone with any information should call PCSO Cheverton on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.