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FUEL THIEVES CONTINUE TO TARGET COACHES IN SHANKLIN

Hundreds of pounds worth of diesel has been stolen from the fuel tank of a coach in Shanklin – the third such incident in recent weeks.

It’s said that the theft occurred when the commercial vehicle was parked at Winchester House long stay car park in Shanklin overnight – Monday into Tuesday.

As previously reported by Island Echo, around 600-700 litres of diesel was stolen from the tanks of a coach parked in the same car park off Sandown Road on 8th/9th June.

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Police have been made aware of the incident.

A local has told Island Echo:

“This is awful and really affecting people’s livelihoods. If this continues coaches won’t want to park here”.

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Mark West
Mark West
11 days ago

Maybe, just maybe, they should stop parking there?

bob
bob
Reply to  Mark West
11 days ago

Thats like saying

”well maybe the people working behind the tills shouldn’t work there if they don’t want to have money robbed from them”

fedup
fedup
Reply to  Mark West
9 days ago

Twonk

Ben
Ben
11 days ago

And it will continue unless fuel prices come down

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Ben
11 days ago

Or until the chocolate teapots get off their backsides and apprehend the thieves. Oh no, that would mean doing their job. Far better to apprehend some name callers.

Miss Sensible
Miss Sensible
11 days ago

The Government really should step in ,the price of fuel has gone down, but it’s not being passed down to us mere mortals !!!!
Profiteering from us all !!!!
Also if Government removed taxes for a while it would help us all ….
Life is not easy at the moment, so any cuts would be welcome….
Morrisons is 3p a litre more than Asda !!!!!!!
This will continue to happen until something is done re cost of filling up !!!!!!

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Miss Sensible
11 days ago

I agree that the government should step in but not necessarily with tax cuts that will only have to be recouped elsewhere (in more taxes). With the top three fuel companies, Shell, Esso and BP, posting higher profits than ever before, in the hundreds of billions of pounds, a massive windfall tax on them should be passed on to the price at the pump, unlike the 5p a litre vat cut that was never passed on at the pumps but kept by the petrol stations.

Terry
Terry
Reply to  Paul
10 days ago

5p cut in fuel duty ,not value added tax.

Paul
Paul
Reply to  Terry
9 days ago

Would you like another hair to split?

Pauline
Pauline
11 days ago

Never known the island to stoop so Low it is definitely getting worse here

Alan
Alan
Reply to  Pauline
11 days ago

One wonders why, but we cannot choose who lives here

Indy Island
Indy Island
Reply to  Pauline
11 days ago

Our local authority could choose not to take payment for importing undesirables from mainland authorities that they don’t want in their towns, in order to fill the unneeded houses we build here. It’s adding degradation to our Island demographic.

Zog the merciless
Zog the merciless
Reply to  Pauline
11 days ago

Quite likely a mainland gang.

Well worth coming over for. Loads of coaches brimming with fuel parked up in insecure locations. 700l of diesel now worth £1400. Well worth the ferry fare.

Letting you know
Letting you know
11 days ago

Mark West and Ben that have posted there disgusting comments, shows how broken our attitude to crime is.

What is dragging people like this up??.

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Letting you know
11 days ago

Sorry snowflake

Ben
Ben
Reply to  Letting you know
11 days ago

So why is it happening then? When fuel was cheaper fuel theft wasn’t happening on the island was it. So my comment about fuel prices needed to come down is true

pie face
pie face
Reply to  Ben
11 days ago

wtf! what you said was spot on mate. letting you know is either a big snowflake or a troll

Letting you know
Letting you know
Reply to  pie face
10 days ago

Your so intelligent….snowflakes and trolls, such big Big words, did you go to school???

Letting you know
Letting you know
Reply to  Ben
10 days ago

So your logic is to steal from innocent people then??…just steal what you can’t afford or work for??

Your disgusting…

Lazy Painter
Lazy Painter
Reply to  Letting you know
10 days ago

When arson on seafronts looks like it was fuelled with diesel, we know why they are stealing it.That much fuel would have to go through the books otherwise. Not Ventnor, of course, as nothing suspicious happens there. Apart from the pier, the town hall, the beach hotel, the Metropole hotel, the royal sandrock hotel, the pier again, and the arcade. Have I missed any?

Box Ticking
Box Ticking
11 days ago

Any update on the Shanklin jewellery theft?

Bert
Bert
Reply to  Box Ticking
11 days ago

Last seen peddling off into the sunset,not even a picture?

Freddie
Freddie
11 days ago

Cost of fuel is not an excuse,we all either pay or go without, don’t steal it! I can’t afford an iPhone 14 but don’t go and steal one. Cost to the thieves will be greater if caught and named and shamed and loose their job’s etc.

pie face
pie face
Reply to  Freddie
11 days ago

i very much doubt they have jobs

Mark West
Mark West
Reply to  Freddie
11 days ago

>Can’t afford a basic phone
You ever heard of this thing called a job?

Zog the merciless
Zog the merciless
Reply to  Freddie
10 days ago

Oh, do wake up.

This is clearly an organised gang. This is the kind of thing they do for a living. They have zero shame and have no jobs to lose.

Ed Down
Ed Down
Reply to  Freddie
10 days ago

That’s because there’s no such thing as an iPhone 14

fred
fred
10 days ago

It is going to take a lot more police and a lot of time to reverse the affect of the Tories policies in removing the roads policing unit from the island.

Noodles
Noodles
10 days ago

Not being funny but there a few gypsys that came here in almost brand new motor homes,they been parked up in shanklin

Ed Down
Ed Down
Reply to  Noodles
10 days ago

Case closed, well done detective Noodles (Insert “roll eyes” emoji here)

Lazy Painter
Lazy Painter
10 days ago

As coaches run on diesel, maybe the police should look to the thick, black, acrid diesel-like smoke which came off the Arcade Fire in Ventnor. They won’t, because it wasn’t suspicious on day three after the fire: just as the site owner said on day one. That fire nearly killed a couple in their nineties, but isn’t worth investigating apparently.

 

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