A woman faced backlash this morning after advertising petrol for sale in a local Stockport Facebook group.
The advert was posted in the Marple, Romiley and Bredbury Community Facebook page this morning on Monday (September 27).
It read: “10L e10 petrol. Collection from Romiley. £50 Ono. Cans not included but can fill up on collection.”
The post, which included a photo of two green petrol cans, attracted several ‘angry’ and ‘shocked’ Facebook reactions.
It also drew a number of comments, with one user saying: “Is this a wind up?”
It’s believed the post has now been deleted.
Today it was announced Boris Johnson could bring in the army to help combat the fuel crisis.
The Prime Minister is expected to ask soldiers to drive petrol tankers as panic-buying continues across the country for a fourth day, it has been claimed.
The Government has repeatedly urged the public not to buy fuel unnecessarily and insisted that there is no shortage.
However, the Petrol Retailers Association (PRA) has said up to 90 per cent of its forecourts have run dry.
There have been reports of some petrol stations closing across Greater Manchester and long queues at others, with tempers flaring among drivers trying to fill up.
Chairman Brian Madderson said he shortages were down to ‘panic buying, pure and simple’ as he hit out at whoever leaked BP’s initial supply concerns to the media following a meeting with Government earlier this month.
Mr Madderson said it was the leak that sparked the ‘frenzied buying’ at the pumps over the past days, adding: “Whoever leaked it to a main broadcaster must have known the chaos that would ensue as soon as it hit newspapers, and that’s what we’ve had.”
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