A guide produced by the British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS) is supporting a successful crime reduction training initiative in Rossendale, Lancashire.

Bob Ormerod, a community volunteer with Lancashire Constabulary, developed the drive-off prevention training which he has been delivering at local forecourts this year.

"The training is based on the practical advice in the BOSS guide and has contributed to the number of drive-offs in the area falling by 62% compared to the same period last year, which is a considerable reduction," said Ormerod. "We’re bringing more offenders to justice and more than £1,100 has been paid back to retailers by motorists who had failed to pay for their fuel."

The BOSS handbook uses real-life examples to illustrate typical instances that retailers should be alert to.