Driver pulls knife on motorist as brawl erupts outside petrol station – Kent Live

Shocking footage has emerged of a driver pulling what appears to be a knife on another motorist in a petrol station row before being run over.

The dramatic incident occurred in Welling on Monday (September 27) amid a surge in drivers panic buying-fuel.

Police were called to the scene but when officers arrived both drivers had left and no suspects have been identified since.

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The clip posted online shows one man clutching something in his hand while shouting through the window just off the forecourt, reports Mirror Online.

The car then rams into him – throwing him on to the bonnet.

The man is filmed running back to the driver’s side and repeatedly kicking the car, causing some damage to the wing mirror, before the footage ends.

The motorist can also be seen kicking the car
The motorist can also be seen kicking the car
(Image: Instagram)

The Met confirmed to The Mirror that officers had attended the scene.

A spokesman said: “Police were called at 14:37hrs on Monday, 27 September to reports of a disturbance involving two motorists outside a petrol garage in Bellegrove Road, Welling.

“Officers attended and found no trace of either vehicle. No injuries were reported and no suspects were identified.

“We are aware of footage online which appears to show the incident and will review this as part of our ongoing enquiries.”

The scary incident follows a number of brawls across the country amid the petrol panic.

Video of one scrap has been shared on social media, where it is claimed two fathers and their sons were fighting near Chichester, West Sussex on Friday.

The quartet are seen all yelling at each other at the start of the clip, before a punch is thrown.

The older men then begin fighting – prompting the younger pair to also become embroiled in a brawl.

During a brief lull, one of the fighters closest to the camera flicks back his long hair before continuing to exchange kicks and punches.

One is then heard pleading “leave it out” as they wrestle on the floor.

A shortage of lorry drivers has meant deliveries to some petrol stations have been affected, causing many to run dry – and sending swathes of people into crisis mode.

There have been huge queues for fuel across Kent over the past few days
There have been huge queues for fuel across Kent over the past few days
(Image: Ian Scammell)

And industry chiefs said over the weekend that the chaos will last for at least another week as the government was accused of mishandling the shortages crisis.

The shortages have already had a knock-on effect to key industries and sectors with police officers being forced to queue jump for fuel and paramedics facing delays

And the lack of HGV drivers is also causing as many as one in five supermarket deliveries to be late or cancelled.

Tory plans to alleviate the HGV driver shortage by issuing 5,000 temporary Visas have been already rubbished by both foreign HGV drivers and British unions.

The queue for petrol at Sainsbury’s in Tonbridge
(Image: KentLive)

But Transport Secretary Grant Shapps also admitted it may take years for the driver shortages situation to be fully resolved.

Petrol Retailers Association chairman Brian Madderson told the Mirror: “We think it’s going to go on for at least a further week, maybe ten days.

“The problem we’ve got is there are a finite number of tankers that can carry fuel and a finite number of drivers.

“There will be some respite because the cars of panic buyers are full…but I can’t see a quick fix.

“It’s going to take a long while to get back to normal where all forecourts have the right amount of fuel.”

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