Heated exchange as anger is fuelled at the pumps

Customers queue at Sleaford Road service station where police had to attend last night. DJ
Customers queue at Sleaford Road service station where police had to attend last night. DJ

POLICE were called to the petrol station on Sleaford Road last night (Thursday) following a heated exchange between customers and staff.

Officers were called to the Applegate station at about 10.30pm to two customers causing a disturbance and holding up the queue.

A police spokesman said they were shouting and refusing to leave and said the disagreement was over the ‘social skills of the staff behind the counter.’

They said: “Someone put fuel in their car, put their engine on but the gauge didn’t go up so they went in and had a go at the people behind the counter who then had a go back.

“It was a customer services issue which got out of hand.”

Customers were queued to get petrol at the 24-hour garage at the time of the incident and it was taking up to 40 minutes for people to fill-up.