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Man charged with fuel theft


11:29am 19th April 2012

A 19-year-old man from Bishop Auckland has been charged with theft and going equipped for theft after he was stopped by police at Scotch Corner.

The man has been charged with stealing diesel and has also been charged with going equipped after officers found empty barrels in his car when he was arrested at around 10.35pm on Tuesday 17 April 2012.

He was further charged with possession of an offensive weapon and an earlier theft of diesel from Scotch Corner on 23 March 2012.

He is due to appear at Northallerton Magistrates’ Court on Friday 11 May 2012.

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