POLICE in the Forth Valley are appealing for information after a large quantity of fuel was stolen at the end of last month.

Overnight between July 30-31, police in the Falkirk area were informed of the theft of approximately 500 litres of diesel from machinery at a garden centre in Polmont.

The incident coincided with an attempted theft of fuel from another excavator at a site in the Denny area.

Police are urging members of the public with ownership of industrial vehicles to remain vigilant and take necessary steps to ensure the vehicles are secured along with ensuring access to the area the vehicles are parked in are also secured if possible.

Should anyone have any information regarding these incidents theft and attempted theft of fuel please contact police on 101 or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting reference No. 0746 and 0591 of July 30.

Further information about how to secure your personal property can be found at tinyurl.com/y595dhzm