Panic buying at Burnley petrol pumps

Queues form outside the ASDA petrol forecourt as drivers continue to panic buy fuel.
Queues form outside the ASDA petrol forecourt as drivers continue to panic buy fuel.

QUEUES formed this morning as motorists across Burnley rushed to local petrol stations to top up their fuel tanks.

As news of a threatened strike by tanker drivers spread - and Government ministers added fuel to the fire by advising drivers to fill up and even store fuel - queues started to form at the pumps, with supermarket staff at Asda called in to marshall the operation.