Fighting broke out between a group of men at a petrol station on Saturday, as anger flared on some UK courthouses over fuel shortage concerns.
The dispute between the two families reportedly took place at an Esso station in Chichester, West Sussex.
In a video of the fight recorded by bystanders, four men can be seen shouting at each other before throwing a punch.
Then the two men begin a fight, prompting the others to join in. This dispute lasts for about a minute.
The exact reason for the fight is unknown.
Since BP announced it was dispensing some fuel on Thursday due to a shortage of HGV drivers, petrol stations have been overflowing with customers trying to fill up. There have been reports of altercations in several courtyards across the country due to the chaotic scenes.
Authorities have urged people to avoid filling up and panic-avoiding behavior as usual, but long queues have developed at many stations and the inability to meet unprecedented demand has forced a handful of forecourts to close. has been done. BP has estimated that between 10 and 15 percent of some of its 1,200 filling stations in the UK run out of one or more grades of fuel, some of which have been shut down entirely.
Many people have rushed to the pumps to fill not only their tanks but also jerry cans, while long lines of drivers line up, often blowing their horns.
In an effort to avoid the controversy that broke out in Chichester on Saturday, some petrol stations have introduced a £30 limit on all fuel purchases to avoid a shortage.
The UK Petroleum Industry Association, the trade association responsible for the UK’s downstream oil sector, has said that distributors are working tirelessly to replenish stocks, saying there were no problems with “the production, storage or import of fuel”. was not.
A spokesman said: “There has been an increase in fuel demand this week that is above and beyond normal.
“There is no problem with the production, storage or import of the fuel, while the distributors are working hard to replenish the stock at the forecourt.
He added that “customers should continue to buy fuel as usual”.
AA chief Edward King also reassured the public that issues surrounding fuel should pass within a few days, as long as drivers behaved normally.
Speaking on the BBC, Mr King said the shortage of lorry drivers was only a “localized problem” in the week and added that “the shortage was exacerbated by people going out and filling up when they were not really needed”. “”
“If you think about it, there are 30 million cars out there, if they have half a tank, if they all run to fill the remaining tank and the tank is about 60 liters, it will create stress on the system.” They said.
On Saturday evening, the government announced it would grant temporary visas to 5,000 HGV drivers over the next three months to limit disruptions ahead of Christmas.
But the British Chambers of Commerce and the Road Haulage Association have criticized the plans as “inadequate” to address the current shortage, which is estimated to be between 90,000 and 100,000 HGV drivers.
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