An argument broke out at a filling station in London on Tuesday, as a man was believed to have jumped the line for petrol amid nationwide shortages.
Eyewitnesses said station workers refused to serve a man because he had not queued, leading to a heated row on the brink of a full-blown fight.
“More fighting at London’s petrol station amid fuel crisis, despite Boris Johnson, assuring us on the that all is well! I had queued for 90 mins and then this guy tried to push in. Other customers said nope! Petrol garage refused to serve him in the end,” said the eyewitness.
Long queues and empty pumps at UK petrol stations have been seen for several days after the BBC reported a delivery driver shortage was causing the supply problems, prompting motorists across the country to stock up, the Times reported.
The BBC report said it was estimated the UK had a shortage of more than 100,000 truck drivers, causing disruption to deliveries in a number of industries.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the fuel crisis was “stabilising” on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the UK government said “British Army tanker drivers will be brought to a state of readiness in order to be deployed if required to deliver fuel,” according to reports.
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