A driver yells “I’ll slap you” after confronting a woman in a petrol station row for “jumping in a two-hour queue”.
Beth Ashton filmed the acrimony of verbal abuse as she lined up for petrol outside a forecourt in London yesterday.
She was told to “shut her mouth” and was branded a “d***head” and a “stupid b******”.
In the clip, the man is seen arguing with Beth after she claimed that he “rotated” his car in front of her to cut the line.
He insists that the traffic warden tell him where to park, not him.
He yells: “D***head, is this your job or his job?”
Beth tells the man to “listen to him”, but he backs off: “I’m f****ing will you p****. Shut your mouth, you d**** head.”
When she warns him that he is being recorded, he continues to abuse, saying: “So what? I’ll slap that phone out of his hand.”
“This stupid b***** talking***. You f*** idiot, I’ll get out of the car and slap you.”
Beth shared the video on Twitter with the caption: “Are you okay mate? Tried to break into the petrol station before the two-hour queue.”
It comes as nearly 200 soldiers are set to begin deliveries of petrol from Monday to end the UK’s fuel crisis after undergoing a crash HGV course.
Military tanker drivers are undergoing training at hauler sites and will be deployed to deliver fuel to forecourts across the country to help stabilize the situation, which the government is pushing.
The Defense Ministry approved the request for assistance and troops will start operating fuel lorries from Monday next week.
The new development will see soldiers driving HGVs, urging the PM to “act now” as thousands of Britons shopped at petrol stations across the country.
It was also announced that a temporary visa scheme for foreign HGV drivers expiring on 24 December would now be extended to the end of February.
The government said 300 fuel drivers will be able to come to the UK from overseas “immediately” under a bespoke temporary visa, which will last until March.
And another 4,700 visas intended for foreign food transport drivers will be extended beyond the three months initially announced and run from late October to the end of February.
But Chancellor Rishi Sunak has warned that shortages of goods could continue until Christmas, adding that we are seeing a “real disruption in the supply chain”.
He told the Mail: “We are determined to do what we can to try to reduce it as much as we can.”
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