Three men have been charged as part of a Kent Police investigation into the alleged theft of fuel from pipelines across the UK including one at Grateley near Andover.
Roger Gull, 49, of Upminster Road North, Rainham, Essex, has been charged with one count of conspiring to steal hydrocarbon fuels and two counts related to money laundering offences.
Thomas Campbell, 56, of Richardson Avenue, Hurlford, Kilmarnock, has been charged with one count of conspiring to steal hydrocarbon fuels.
Ryan Gull, 27, of Upminster Road North, Rainham, Essex, has been charged with two counts related to money laundering offences.
The charges relate to seven reported thefts or attempted thefts from fuel pipelines at the following locations:
- Grateley, Andover, Hampshire – reported on 29 April 2014
- Ovenden Road, Chevening, Sevenoaks – reported on 6 August 2014
- Woodington Road, East Wellow, Hampshire – reported on 17 April 2014
- Bird Lane, Great Warley, Essex – reported on 15 July 2014
- St Mary’s Lane, West Horndon, Essex – reported on 19 May 2014
- School Lane, Islip, Northamptonshire – reported on 3 September 2014
- Bunbury Common, Tarporley, Cheshire – reported on 5 December 2014
All three men have been bailed to appear before Medway magistrates on Monday 24 August 2015.