Warning to HGV drivers after spate of fuel thefts

In total, nine incidents have been reported in lorry parks or laybys in the Bury St Edmunds area since 1 March.

More recently thieves targeted a lorry park off the A14 at Rougham overnight between 5 and 6 April.

In the Ipswich area there have been four incidents along the A14/A12 in March and April, while other incidents have been reported near Bury Road, at the Copdock Interchange and Claydon.

Lorries are often targeted due to carrying high volumes of fuel which are being stolen while the driver sleeps in the cab.

Police have said they believe not all incidents are reported and the real number of thefts is likely to be higher.

Anyone who witnesses suspicious activity such as people tampering with lorries late at night are urged to report it, external[1] straight away.


  1. ^ report it, external (www.suffolk.police.uk)