IT'S certainly an unlikely item to attract the attention of thieves.

However, police in the Cotswolds have received several reports about used cooking oil being stolen from hotels and pubs.

This afternoon, Cotswolds Police tweeted: "Cotswold police have received a number of reports of stolen used cooking oil from hotels and pubs.

"If anyone sees anything suspicious please call police.

"Although the oil is used it still has value when it is collected.

"Please call 101- Incident 295 12/08/20 with any information."