MRH has found itself at the centre of a social media storm after a customer shared a picture on Facebook which he claimed showed he was being overcharged.

The story was picked up by news outlets and the picture, which appears to show a charge of 125p for one litre of petrol when the price was 123.9ppl, was shared by more than 214,000 people.

The Facebook user said he took the picture at MRH’s BP-branded site at Girton in Cambridgeshire.

MRH explained that the price was correct and more fuel had actually been dispensed than the two decimal places the pump’s display allowed.