APPROXIMATELY 5,000 litres of diesel have been stolen from a storage tank in the Ribble Valley.

The fuel has been stolen from the Whitewell area over a period of two weeks.

The diesel has a market value of almost £7,000.

Police are now asking for residents or passers-by to come forward and help to trace the perpetrators.

Anyone with any information about the theft, or who has sighted anything suspicious in the area, is asked to call police on 101. Or to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.