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Teenage robber uses machete in robbery from forecourt shop

A boy thought to be as young as 14 and armed with a machete has robbed a petrol station in Leicester.

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Detectives investigating ATM theft seize drugs during search

Detectives investigating the theft of an ATM from a petrol filling station in Warwickshire have seized drugs with a street value of more around £50,000.

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Man armed with claw hammer robs Sussex forecourt shop

Sussex police are seeking witnesses to a robbery at a petrol station in Henfield.

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Man jailed for starting fire on forecourt and racial abuse

A man who claimed he had been short-changed after buying cigarettes from a petrol station in Salford, Greater Manchester, returned and started a fire risking an explosion, a court heard.

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Man in court charged with forecourt robbery and assault

A man has appeared in court charged in connection with an armed robbery at a petrol station in north Wales.

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Narrow escape after car smashes into petrol station shop

Staff and customers had a narrow escape after a car smashed into the front of a petrol station near Hull on Saturday April 28.

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Three ATM attackers sentenced to more than 50 years in prison

Three men responsible for a series of cash machine gas explosions in seven different locations, including three attacks at petrol stations, have been jailed for a combined total of 53 years.

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Shop thefts up 8% compared with previous year

The number of shop thefts has continued to increase, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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Petrol stations in Durham partner police in off-road bike crackdown

Durham Constabulary has reported that working with petrol stations across County Durham and Darlington is helping in a crackdown against off-road bikers who are causing a nuisance in their community.

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Thieves steal cash machine from forecourt in Northern Ireland

A cash machine and safe have been stolen from a service station in Co Down, Northern Ireland

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Police appeal for witnesses after altercation on Reading forecourt

Thames Valley police officers are appealing for witnesses following an altercation at a petrol station in Reading.

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Two man arrested after slavery raid at car wash site

Officers from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) and Durham Constabulary have raided a car wash site in Burnopfield following allegations the workers there were being exploited.

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ATM attackers sentenced to more than 30 years in prison

Three men have been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison for their part in a string of attacks on ATMs across Leicestershire and neighbouring counties in October and November last year.

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Humberside forecourts support crackdown on illicit motorbikes

Petrol stations owners in the North East are working with Humberside Police in an initiative aiming to take illicit motorbikes off the road.

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Knife-wielding robber threatens female shop assistant

A man threatened a female shop worker with a knife during a robbery at a petrol station in Ayr.

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One of the bullets in a forensics officer's hand
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Man injured in shooting on Birmingham forecourt

A man has been injured after his car was shot at on a Texaco forecourt in Birmingham.

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Thieves break in to Fraser's Retail store and steal cigarettes

Wiltshire Police are investigating after a quantity of cigarettes were stolen during a break-in at a Top 50 Indie petrol station in Marlborough.

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Women attacked in forecourt store robbery taken to hospital

A woman was injured when robbers stormed a petrol station in Norton, County Durham.

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Tobacco gantry removed after counterfeit cigarette conviction

A Tyne and Wear tobacco trader who sold illicit tobacco has had his gantry removed by Imperial Tobacco for violating the terms and conditions of his contract, and he will no longer receive any sales support from the company.

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Police searching for armed forecourt robber in Newcastle

Officers from Northumbria Police are searching for an armed robber who struck at a forecourt in Newcastle.

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Officers who disarmed gunman on forecourt honoured

Two police officers who disarmed an armed man on a forecourt were honoured at the Gwent Police Awards ceremony, which was held at the Celtic Manor on Monday night.

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Illicit tobacco discovered hidden in a bench seat
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HMRC leads anti-smuggling operation in Banbury

An operation to disrupt the sale and supply of illegal tobacco in Banbury uncovered 4,700 cigarettes, more than eight and a half kilos of hand-rolling tobacco, two kilos of chewing tobacco, and a bag of tobacco leaves, all believed to be illicit.

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Metropolitan Police unveils fleet of hydrogen fuel cell cars

The world’s largest fleet of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric police vehicles is being set up by the Metropolitan Police Service.

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Three men convicted of blowing up cash machines

Three men have been convicted for blowing up cash machines across across south-east England, including several attacks on forecourts. In total they stole £150,000.

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Appeal for witnesses after attempted robbery

Officers from Devon & Cornwall Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery at an Exminster filling station on Sunday 4 March.

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Greater Manchester Police seeking three men after robbery

Officers from Greater Manchester Police are seeking three men after a robbery at a petrol station.

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Attacks on two service station ATMs in Cumbria

Detectives are investigating two thefts involving ATMs at rural service stations in South Cumbria.

Kent Police seeking three men after burglary at petrol station

Kent police officers are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a petrol station.

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£20,000 of illicit products were uncovered
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Shop forced to close for two months after illegal tobacco find

Magistrates have ordered a shop in Seaham, County Durham, to close for two months after counterfeit tobacco was found at the premises.

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Forecourt staff member injured in attack by two men

A forecourt shop worker suffered injuries to his arm and body after he was assaulted and robbed at a petrol filling station in Grimsby.

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Car ends up in shop after driver loses control on forecourt

Police and firefighters were called to a forecourt in Hatfield after a car smashed its way into the sales building.

Police raid hand car washes in slavery investigation

Hand car washes in Milton Keynes and Bedford have been raided by police investigating people trafficking and modern slavery, and the supplying of class A drugs.

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Major crackdown on hand car washes

Hand car wash sites in northern England have been the focus of a major crackdown on slavery by the National Crime Agency (NCA), targeting organised crime in four countries.

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Cash machine stolen from service station in Kent

Kent Police is appealing for witnesses after the theft of a cash machine from the Esso-branded, Richborough Service Station, Ramsgate Road near Sandwich.

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Robber smashes his way into shop on Reading forecourt

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a robber smashed his way into a forecourt shop in Reading.

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Car crashes into petrol station sign

Three people were taken to hospital after a car being pursued by police crashed into a petrol station sign in Cambridgeshire.

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Raider attacks two petrol stations in five minutes

An armed raider attacked two petrol stations within five minutes in South Derbyshire on Friday January 20.

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Knife-wielding robber strikes at Scottish site

Police are appealing for witnesses after an armed robbery at an MRH site in Scotland.

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Robbers take cigarettes and cash from Wigan forecourt

An appeal for witnesses has been issued by Greater Manchester Police after staff at a Wigan petrol station were robbed on the night of Monday January 15.

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Human trafficking arrest at car wash

A man has been arrested on suspicion of human trafficking after a raid on a car wash business on Old Kent Road in London.

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Robber armed with knife threatens forecourt staff

A man armed with a knife threatened workers at a Huddersfield forecourt during a daytime raid.

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Thieves smash their way into Sainsbury's kiosk

Hampshire Police are investigating after thieves broke into a Sainsbury’s petrol station and stole hundreds of pounds worth of cigarettes and tobacco.

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Police seeking gang who tried to steal ATM from Reading forecourt

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information following the attempted theft of an ATM from a forecourt in Reading.

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Man arrested after car is set on fire on Kent forecourt

Police officers in Kent investigating a suspicious fire at a BP service station in Hythe have arrested a man.

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Armed robbers strike at BP service station in Essex

Police officers in Essex are hunting for two people who held up petrol station staff with what is believed to be a gun during an armed robbery.

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Thieves set fire to forecourt ATM in attempt to steal contents

A cash machine on a forecourt was set on fire by thieves attempting to steal its contents.

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Motorbike raiders rob petrol station in Chesham

Cigarettes and cash were stolen during a robbery at a petrol station in Chesham in Buckinghamshire.

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Men questioned over slavery at hand car wash

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of committing modern slavery offences, after a raid on a hand car wash site in Durham.

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Pipeline theft leader sentenced to five years in prison

An Essex man who orchestrated the theft of hundreds of thousands of litres of fuel from an underground pipeline in Kent has been sentenced to five years in prison.

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Human trafficking suspected after raids

A worker suspected of being a victim of human trafficking was taken into the care of authorities, and a variety of other possible offences uncovered, during an operation led by the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) into hand car wash businesses across Nottingham.

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Staffordshire Police investigate spate of diesel thefts

Staffordshire Police are investigating thefts of diesel worth nearly £300 from three petrol stations in the Tamworth area within a 35-minute timeframe.

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Forecourt bomber sentenced to seven years for ATM attack

A man who blew up an ATM on a forecourt and made off with thousands of pounds of cash has been jailed for seven years.

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Robbers smash their way into shop

Robbers smashed their way into the Texaco garage on Atherton Road, Wigan at about 2.40am on Tuesday October 31, terrifying the member of staff who was on duty.

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Metropolitan Police carry out arrests over Halloween disorder

Police officers arrested four men following a large gathering of people riding motorbikes taking part in a “ride out” on Sunday 29 October in east London and Essex.

Knifeman threatens forecourt assistant

Two men have been arrested after a robber threatened a pregnant forecourt assistant with a six-inch knife during a raid in Norfolk.

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Seven arrested in police raids following burglary investigation

Hertfordshire police officers investigating a rash of burglaries at petrol stations have arrested seven suspects following a series of early morning raids in Harlow.

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Suspected slave trafficker arrested at car wash business

A man suspected of trafficking workers into the UK to work at a hand car wash in Lancashire was arrested by Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) investigators on October 19.

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ATM thieves Smith (left) and Harker
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Two men jailed for theft of ATM from Penny site

Two men have been jailed for a total of nine years following the theft of an ATM from Penny Petrol Station on Hull Road in the Dunnington area of York.

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Thieves cause major damage to Tesco site to steal from ATM

West Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after an ATM at a petrol station was broken into in Dewsbury.

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Robbers threaten forecourt staff and take money from tills

Police are appealing for information after the Nisa convenience store at the petrol station on Wilton Way in Eston, North Yorkshire, was robbed.

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Knife and crowbar used in robbery from Esso garage

Armed robbers threatened staff at a petrol station in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire, with a crowbar and knife before making off with cash from the till.

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Police commend taxi driver who tackled robbers

Nottinghamshire Police have commended a taxi driver for his bravery after two armed robbers he tackled at a Warsop petrol station were jailed for a combined ten years six months.

Kevin Eastwood: executive director BOSS

Police forces across the country are under pressure and forecourt retailers have a responsibility to help the police to use their limited resources effectively.

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 21 May 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands130.07139.72127.28
North East129.75139.97126.92
North West129.9063.80136.55126.76
Northern Ireland128.87132.90126.06
South East131.00139.10128.21
South West130.33137.26127.36
West Midlands129.7264.90136.86127.17
Yorkshire & Humber129.4557.90137.13126.61

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