Secure your Oil

Installers should be selling enhanced security on oil tank installations as thieves continue to target heating oil, according to a recent survey.

The Rural Crime Survey from NFU Mutual revealed farms may be particularly at risk, as thefts from these premises have jumped by 17% over the last two years.

Heating oil is one of the most popular targets for criminals, alongside agricultural machinery, scrap metal and livestock.

Chief executive of NFU Mutual, Lindsay Sinclair, said: “Whether it’s the recession, tighter security in towns, or the rise in oil, meat and scrap metal prices, countryside people are feeling the blight of rural crime on their land.”

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