Fuel theft suspect hid in manure from police helicopter

A suspected fuel thief being tracked by a Wiltshire Police helicopter tried to avoid detection by on-board thermal imaging cameras by hiding in manure.

The 34-year-old Lithuanian man, from Ilford, Essex, was found face-down in the dung by officers after abandoning his van in Manton near Marlborough.

The search was launched on Wednesday night after a suspicious van with a tank and pumping equipment was spotted.

The man was arrested, cautioned and released without charge — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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