Lincolnshire Police urge Grantham people not to panic buy fuel

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LINCOLNSHIRE Police is asking people to use their common sense when it comes to buying petrol.

This week has seen queues at petrol stations throughout Grantham but police spokesman Dick Holmes said there is no need to stock up on fuel.

He said: “There is no current shortage of fuel other than that caused at some fuel outlets by trends of panic purchasing.

“The possible industrial action which may be taken by fuel supplier tanker drivers has not yet been confirmed. Therefore there is no need to stock up on fuel.

“We ask that people use their common sense and do not join fuel station queues that are encroaching on to the highway as they may become a potential hazard. The last thing we want is for anyone to be injured unnecessarily. “Unless you are extremely low on fuel please continue your journey and refuel at a different location or at a time when the queues have receded.”

Yesterday there were six petrol stations across the county where problems were highlighted to police about queues backing on to the road.