Total has offered a £3,000 reward after a night-time raid on a Leicester filling station. Thieves stole cash, cigarettes, phonecards and disposable cameras from the shop, which was closed at the time.

A Total spokesman said: "We will not tolerate incidents of this nature. The safety and security of staff and customers is an absolute priority for us.

"The reward is part of a raft of measures being introduced by the company across the country to combat forecourt crime."

Police have welcomed the reward, which is being offered for information leading to an arrest and prosecution.