Police hunt fuel thieves

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a number of cars in Edinburgh were damaged during fuel thefts.

Between 6pm on Monday, January 16, and 8.30am on Tuesday, January 17, three vehicles in Bellfield Lane had their fuel tanks drilled and petrol or diesel drained from within.

Residents contacted emergency services after smelling a strong odour of petrol and Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service attended to hose the area down.

Anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area is now asked to come forward.