A quantity of heating oil was stolen from a Staffin property.

Daniel Penketh took to Facebook to alert others to the theft, saying: "I've had about 950 litres of oil stolen out of the tank whilst I was away over Christmas.

"Unfortunately it means the tank will be padlocked from now on."

Police say the theft is believed to have occurred between Saturday 23 December and Tuesday 2 January.

Mr Penketh added: "I have children that I need to keep warm, and you’ve taken just shy of £600 out of my pocket when I can afford it least."