POLICE in Herefordshire are appealing for information in connection with the theft of waste fuel from Shobdon Airfield, near Leominster.

The 50-litres of fuel – a mixture of aviation gasoline and kerosene – was stored in two black plastic drums in a concrete shed at the airfield.

Sometime between 4.30pm on December 28 and 9am on December 29, burglars prised off a padlock securing the shed door.

The two drums and contents – belonging to Herefordshire Aero Club Ltd with a value of £50 – were stolen along with the padlock, valued at £10.

The bolt mechanism, valued at £15, was also damaged.

Police officers, who made their appeal today, would like to hear from anyone who has been offered cheap fuel or has overheard anyone bragging about running their vehicle on “jet fuel”.

The stolen waste fuel will cause any vehicle to run poorly.

Anyone with information can call Herefordshire police on 101 with incident number 307s 030114 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.