Furious lorry driver slams panic-buying driver filling up jerry cans with petrol and stacking them in his boot

A FURIOUS lorry driver has slammed a panic-buying hoarder who filled up jerry cans with petrol and stacked them in his boot.

Drivers are facing huge queues at petrol station forecourts across the country as the petrol pump chaos caused by panic buying and a shortage of HGV drivers continues.

But one trucker from Gloucestershire insisted his colleagues are not to blame and the fault falls solely on "really irritating" petrol hoarders.

The driver, who has not been named, told Gloucestershire Live, said he saw one man filling up jerry cans in the Shell garage in Eastington.

He said: "This is why we are low on fuel. They had to go in and pay for the first lot to then fill the jerry cans up! It's really irritating.

"I am a truck driver and there is no shortage of drivers, believe me! There's a shortage of drivers who want to work for the companies who treat you badly and pay poor money.

"You know what it's not just frustrating, it makes me angry."

It comes as Boris Johnson looks set to consider emergency plans to end Britain's petrol panic – with industry bosses fearing the fuel crisis could last at least another week.

The PM will today mull plans to deploy the army to drive fuel tankers.

The military could be scrambled to deliver fuel supplies as the crisis spiralled over the weekend.

Up to 90 per cent of all service stations outside of motorways are now dry as Brits raced to fill up their motors.

It was yesterday revealed that cops were forced to jump a queue in order to get vital fuel and an ambulance has crashed into traffic waiting for petrol while rushing to an emergency.


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