Theft & Fraud Alerts

If you do receive any information we suggest you pass the details on to the police immediately, if you know of any other fraudulent activity or plant theft in your area please report it to us by calling 44 (0)121 380 4600. 

Theft and fraud in the plant, tool and event hire industries is a problem that isn't going away but if your business is a victim of this crime there are a number of things you can do: 

  1. Report the crime to the Police – Please report the incident as soon as possible to the local police and obtain a crime reference number and have the full description and serial numbers of the items to hand.
  2. Share Information - By offering other hirers a heads up on thieves or fraudsters operating in your area is a way to make it more difficult for them to carry out further acts and to help you possibly recover any stolen equipment. Email and we will do the rest.
  3. Report the incident to PANIU (Plant and Agricultural National Intelligence Unit) –  PANIU work with the MET Police to recover stolen items and assist police with tackling organised crime networks around the UK.  To report a crime to PANIU please have the Police Crime Reference, the full description and serial numbers available.
  4. Complete the PANIU Notification Form (Download here) and forward to:

Metropolitan Police

Plant & Agricultural National Intelligence Unit
Tel No: 0207 230 7290


We also have had a mini digger stolen from a site in Shaldon Devon on the 31st August.

TAKEUCHI TB 216S SER Number 216005771 Engine number E8621

Datadot Number DIDD547398


Crime Reference CR /079791/18

14 months old in very good condition engraved on centre post with post code and plant number 192/32 also buckets have plant number welded on.


Unfortunately we have had a 5 ton Takeuchi excavator stolen from a site in Wawne, Hull between 6pm Wednesday 5th September and 6:30am Thursday 6th September.

It is a Takeuchi TB250, serial no. M125001309 If anybody has any information please get in touch.

Kind regards Matt Oxtoby Hire/Sales Manager Tel: 01482 323800 Email:

A self-contained decontamination trailer was stolen from a premises in Hoyland, Barnsley between 5.30pm Tuesday 28th August and 8:00am Wednesday 29th August. The trailer was a special build for Envirogard's hire fleet and is readily identifiable by its appearance, design, and equipment.

It carries the Envirogard fleet No. H274 on the front and rear of the trailer body; the manufacturers serial number "3E8763" is welded into the chassis, as well as being shown on the drawbar data plate.

Please see images attached of a similar trailer. This trailer is readily identified by the hatch located on the offside rear corner of the trailer. The trailer is equipped with a silenced fully-integrated LPG push-button start Dometic generator fitted in the locker behind the hatch; the generator control panel is located in the Clean compartment.

The locker door has a distinctive louvered vent. Once the locker door is opened the integral generator is visible and has a grey steel cover, bearing the label Dometic Traveller 2500.

On the angled corner of the near side is the gas locker carrying a 13kg propane cylinder.

In the "Clean Compartment" a stack of white lockers for personal belongings is fitted below the wall mounted Chaffoteaux Britony IIT water heater. Between the boiler and the clean-end door there is a stainless steel sink fitted above the gas bottle.

Seating runs along the offside of the compartment. There is a wall mounted space heater, and an electrical consumer unit is mounted at high level on the offside of this compartment.

The shower compartment has a bright blue floor, with water tank on the offside with a black inspection cover on top.

An Aqualisa thermostatic shower valve with riser is fitted on the wall, and a second one is fitted on the nearside over a stainless steel handwash sink.

The "Dirty Compartment" is equipped with an Envirovac Extract Unit, colour yellow and black, fitted under the offside bench. This is yellow and black in colour and bears the manufacturers serial number: "Enviro-vac Model Decom 51 240v".

A heated towel rail is fitted on the rear wall of the compartment. The flooring in the clean and dirty compartments is vinyl; the flooring in the shower is GRP.

A pumped waste-filtration system was also taken. This has a standard 10" cartridge filter, a black carry handle and predominantly grey steel body, with ancillary piping. It carries the fleet number: 3963

There is a reward for information leading to the recovery of this equipment and prosecution of those responsible for its theft.

Please contact Envirogard by 'phone or email if you have any information concerning this stolen equipment.

Our hire depot locations and contact details can be found at

We have had a 44 KVA Generator stolen from a building site in Langford, Bristol.

It was stolen overnight on 15/08/2018


Serial Number R44C313018096

Crime Reference number is 5218183514

4 Cladding Services, based in East Yorkshire, have reported a stolen Cool Boy® with a forklift hook which has been reported stolen to West Midlands Police, crime reference number 20bw/175463n/18.

If anyone has any further information please contact Tom Spence, details below.

Tom Spence 4 Cladding Services Telephone: 0370 741 7600 Fax: 0370 741 7601 Mobile: 07828 681 187 Website: