Warning over oil thefts in Kilkenny

THERE has been a significant increase in the number of thefts of home heating oil, petrol and diesel in recent weeks according to gardai.

THERE has been a significant increase in the number of thefts of home heating oil, petrol and diesel in recent weeks according to gardai.

Gardai are warning people to secure their oil tanks and to report any suspicious activity to gardai immediately. "We are asking people to be vigilant. In the case of people stealing home heating oil the culprits have to gain access to the rear of the house so we are asking anyone who sees anything suspicious to contact the gardai," a garda spokesman said.