It’s the shocking moment when a driver pulls a “knife” at a motorist, before running into a “line over petrol”.
A man with what appears to be a knife in his right hand was filmed yelling at the driver from the window of his car outside a petrol station in Welling, south east London.
After the initial collision, the car collides with the alleged knife wielder – who is thrown onto the car’s bonnet during a “fight over petrol”.
In the clip, the man is filmed running back to the driver’s side and kicking the car repeatedly – causing some damage to the wing mirrors.
Police confirmed they were called to the scene this afternoon after two motorists fought each other – but inquiries are still ongoing.
A Met Police spokesperson told Online: “Police were called at 14:37 on Monday, 27 September to report an altercation between two motorists outside a petrol garage at Bellegrove Road in Welling.
“Officers rushed in and found no trace of any vehicle. No one was reported injured and no suspects were identified.
“We are aware of footage online that appears to show the incident and will review it as part of our ongoing inquiry.”
Weekend frenzy reached fever pitch on Monday morning, as motorists continued to throng filling stations after the chaos of the weekend.
Heavy queues are being faced in the premises of petrol pumps across the country as panic continues due to petrol pump chaos and shortage of HGV drivers.
Meanwhile, a fight broke out in Epping, Essex this afternoon, as motorists argued between lines of petrol-grabbing motorists.
Five men, three of whom were wearing high-vis, punched each other as drivers honked horns in queues to fill up their tanks.
It comes as drivers were warned they could break the law by hoarding petrol – here’s how to get caught.
According to the Health and Safety Executive, you can legally store only 30 liters of petrol at your home without informing the right authorities.
This means that Britons who unnecessarily store petrol in jerry cans at home may be breaking the law.
The rules say that only 20 liters of petrol can be kept in a metal jerry can at home, whether it is in a shed or garage.
And in alternative plastic containers it is not allowed to hold more than 10 liters.
If Britons are holding more than this – they must legally tell their local Petroleum Enforcement Authority (PEA) in writing.
The guidelines also instruct that you must give them your name and the address of the storage location.
When driving to and from a petrol station, you can only carry two jerry cans in a vehicle at a time – and they must be stored in the boot.
Today, a “stupid” panic buyer was seen emptying water bottles and filling them with petrol while she was in a 30-minute queue of desperate drivers behind her.
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The Daft driver was seen in the Shell garage of Cobham Services on the M25 – oblivious to the danger of using the wrong container.
The woman shamelessly empties the 1.5 liter plastic bottle before bending down to fill it with fuel, then repeats the process with another.
Her forecourt faux pas was caught by astonished motorist Gavin Rabbitt, who called her dangerous life hack “ridiculous”.
“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. I thought ‘I can’t believe this woman’s stupidity’,” said the father of six.
“It’s the kind of thing that causes problems. The things people fill in shouldn’t fill them and the stupidity of other people can’t fuel anyone else.”
He further added, “There was a queue at the bottom of the slip road. We were in the queue for around 20 to 30 minutes.”
“She was absolutely scandalous and doing this in front of me. It’s ridiculous.”
Gavin quickly turned away from the foolish driver as he feared that his makeshift petrol ‘can’ could be a fire hazard – while others suggested the fuel may have been contaminated with leftover water.
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