Warning over panic buying at the pumps

Motorists queue for fuel at Asda in Rotherham.
Motorists queue for fuel at Asda in Rotherham.
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DRIVERS have been urged to stay calm as panic buying swept South Yorkshire filling stations.

Motorists have been rushing to fill up with fuel following a Government warning after tanker drivers voted to go on strike.

However, no strike is imminent and the Government has been criticised for its handling of the situation.

Temporary assistant chief constable Bob Sanderson, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “A strike is not imminent and the unions would have to give seven days’ notice of any strike, so there is no need to queue to buy petrol.”

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