Forecourt Trader - 30 years at the heart of the fuel retailing community

Burning ram raid van left lodged in forecourt shop

A van has been crashed into the front of a petrol station in Salford, Greater Manchester, before being set on fire during a ram raid.

Police and fire crews were called to the Gulf petrol station in Cleggs Lane, Little Hulton, at about midnight on Monday March 6.

The vehicle, a Mitsubishi Delica people carrier, was reversed into the shop on the forecourt and left sticking out of the building, which was deemed unsafe due to the structural damage.

Fire crew manager Phil Dearden said: The vehicle has been reversed at quite a speed to get through the shutters, doors and glass.

You can only see the front of the vehicle now. The front of the building is completely unsupported. There are cracks appearing in the walls, loose bricks and metal casing hanging down.

A police spokesman said: Police were called shortly after midnight to a petrol station on Cleggs Lane in Little Hulton to a report of a van reversing into the shutters.

The van was set alight and fled. No-one was injured and enquiries are ongoing.

Want more stories like this in your inbox?

Sign up for our FREE email newsletter

Keywords:

  • Weekly
    Retail
  • Weekly
    wholesale
  • Daily
    Average
Weekly Fuel Prices 17 April 2017
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East120.7367.90128.72118.72
East Midlands119.95131.24118.34
London120.8753.90129.98119.12
North East119.40130.73117.21
North West120.01128.97118.13
Northern Ireland119.1063.50117.39
Scotland119.90126.33117.67
South East121.0958.50129.83119.18
South West120.38128.30118.45
Wales119.75125.03118.03
West Midlands120.3661.57130.37118.53
Yorkshire & Humber119.72129.97118.08

Most read

With so much talk about plans for 'toxic charges' on the most polluting vehicles, do you think drivers of diesel-engined vehicles are being unfairly demonised?