A SECAMB paramedic was forced to abandon their private car minutes away from a petrol station after running out of fuel.
It is understood that the life-saving medic had been driving around for ‘some time’ trying to find a petrol station that had fuel.
In a note left on the windscreen of the vehicle, the paramedic said:
‘Currently have zero fuel, having to abandon car here and walk home.
‘No idea how I will get to my three-night shifts.
‘PS – please don’t give me a ticket!’
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said there were signs that the petrol crisis was “stabilising” and urged people to buy petrol as they usually would.
The Ministry of Defence is preparing about 150 qualified military drivers to deliver fuel – and has another 150 personnel ready to support them.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) says it will also draw on some of the reserve fleet of 80 tankers which the government keeps for emergencies.
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