DIESEL has been stolen from a parked van after thieves drilled into the fuel tank.

Police said that the van had been targeted by unknown persons while parked in a layby near Middleton-on-the-Hill between August 4 and August 8.

A quantity of fuel was stolen from the Ford Transit van.

If you have any information that may be connected to the theft, contact police on 101 quoting incident number 0165S of August 9.

Information can also be given anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111