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Bomb alert on tankers

01 July, 2007
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Police are stopping and checking petrol tankers travelling into London amid fears they may be used as travelling 'bombs' in a terrorist attack.
Scotland Yard has been questioning drivers for the last few months as part of a range of measures to counter the terrorist threat to the capital. Al-Qa'eda is known to have used petrol lorries in attacks in other parts of the world, particularly in Iraq, although it is not thought that UK-based terrorists are plotting such an attack. However, last year, terrorist Dhiren Barot was jailed for 40 years for plotting a series of atrocities - among them was a plan to hijack petrol tankers and ram them into targets in London.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 10 June 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands134.59140.57129.69
North East133.19142.40129.15
North West134.1363.90139.73129.13
Northern Ireland131.34135.32128.05
South East135.2562.40141.74130.52
South West134.5167.90140.57129.57
West Midlands134.34140.64129.70
Yorkshire & Humber133.72140.40129.24

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