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Fuelling danger on the forecourt

PUBLISHED: 12:48 17 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:45 03 March 2010

UNDERCOVER spot checks at petrol stations across Suffolk have revealed shocking lapses in safety.

Eighty-five per cent of sites tested broke the law and allowed Suffolk Trading Standards officers to obtain petrol in unapproved, dangerous containers.

UNDERCOVER spot checks at petrol stations across Suffolk have revealed shocking lapses in safety.

Eighty-five per cent of sites tested broke the law and allowed Suffolk Trading Standards officers to obtain petrol in unapproved, dangerous containers.

The county council decided to carry out the tests because at this time of year many people are starting to fill up lawnmowers. These people may, unwittingly, buy petrol in unsafe and illegal containers.

During the random checks, 20 sites were visited – and 17 failed.

Those tested included seven in Ipswich, seven in Bury St Edmunds and seven in Lowestoft.

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