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Country gripped by panic buying as fuel stations start to close

Petrol panic buying has gripped Britain as queues snaked from station forecourts.

BP has shut 20 of its stations and limited supplies to a further 100.

Meanwhile, ASDA has set a £30 limit for its customers hoping to fill up.


A spokesperson said demand was “unprecedented”.

It’s reported the fuel rush has prompted the Government to lift visa restrictions on foreign drivers.

However, a Westminster source has told the Independent the move might be too late to stop Christmas being disrupted.

The retail industry has warned the Government has “ten days to save Christmas”.

A Downing Street spokesman said the UK had ample fuel supplies and urged people not to panic buy.


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