Tank thief slips up

A MAN was disturbed while attempting to steal a water tank from a yard.

He tried to put the tank in the boot of a white Vauxhall Corsa in Cornard Tye, Great Cornard, at around 12.20pm on Wednesday, but it was too big for the boot.

As the thief drove off towards Great Cornard, the tank slipped out and was left behind.

The man is described as white, 6ft tall, with ginger hair and stubble. He was wearing work clothing.

Anyone with any information should contact Pc Sam Gilkes at Sudbury Police on 01284 774100.