SEP 00] FUEL PROTESTS
Some Help Themselves As Fuel Runs Out
taken fuel to keep themselves on the road with several reports
of thefts in the Warwick area, which was the first of the county
to run dry on Monday.
The largest saw
1,000 litres of diesel, worth £830, taken from Smurfitt
Corrigated on the Tachbrook Park over the weekend.
And there have
been reports of cars being siphoned, plus cases of bilking –
where motorists fill up at service stations and drive off
Two people in
an Escort XR2i filled their vehicle and containers and fled with
£102 from the A46 services at Budbrooke, near Warwick.
Some £20 in
fuel was taken from a car parked in Paradise Street, Warwick,
and another car in Mallom Road, Warwick, was siphoned of fuel.
There has been one case in east Warwickshire, with a car
siphoned in Binley Woods.
the number of fuel thefts in the north of the county has fallen.
The crime of bilking is a general problem in the Nuneaton area,
but police said there have been no cases at all since the fuel
crisis began. A spokeswoman said:
petrol station very busy, it is likely that thieves are less
likely to try this when there are so many witnesses around.”
left the Kingsbury deport in the night bound for hospitals in
Wolverhampton and Derby, which did not lead to problems between
police, protesters and drivers.
is not blockaded. There is a peaceful situation there and the
people are protesting peacefully. The link from the A51 and
the motorway remains closed.”
SEP 00] GET ON THE BUS... WHILE YOU STILL
[12 SEP 00] EMERGENCIES
WILL STILL BE ANSWERED
[11 SEP 00]
FUEL COSTS ARE DAMAGING BUSINESSES