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POLICE APPEAL: CCTV footage released after theft of red diesel in Maple Cross

 Published on: 14th November 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Officers investigating the theft of red diesel in Three Rivers have released footage of a man they would like to identify.

It happened on Woodoaks Farm in Maple Cross between 5pm on Friday, October 18 and 5am on Saturday, October 19.

An offender approached the shed where the tractor had been securely stored and siphoned approximately 20 litres of red diesel from its fuel tank.

The farmer went to get in the tractor a few hours later and discovered a length of hosing resting in a nearby trough. He realised what had happened before calling police.

The footage can be viewed on the Herts Police YouTube channel titled ‘CCTV footage released after theft of red diesel’.  

PC Christian Gottmann, from the Rickmansworth and Croxley Green Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We appreciate you cannot see the man’s face in the footage due to the time it was captured, however perhaps you recognise the style of his clothing or his gait?

“Crimes such as these are deeply impact the farmers’ livelihood and we are committed to cracking down on rural crime.

“If you recognise the man in the footage, please get in touch as soon as possible.”

If you have any other information about the incident and have not yet spoken to Herts Police, please get in touch quoting crime reference 41/94862/19.

You can email PC Gottmann on, report information online at, use online web chat at or call 101. 

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit their website

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