16-05-2014 01:43 AM | United Kingdom

150,000 litres of fuel leak into Marlborough farmland as thieves target pipeline

Up to 150,000 litres of fuel leaked into farmland in Marlborough after thieves drilled through a major Esso pipeline.

The attack on the pipeline running through the estate of the late multi-millionaire Robert Sangster in Manton happened on April 2, causing a high risk of an explosion.

News of the incident, in which a tapping device was used to break into the pipeline 8ft underground, has only just emerged. It pumps fuel from the Fawley Refinery in Hampshire to a distribution terminal in Birmingham.
Full Story : The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald