A woman has come under fire after brazenly trying to flog 10 litres of petrol for £50 on social media.

The woman tried to flog 10 litres of petrol for £50 - nearly four times what it will cost you at the pump. She wrote: “10L e10 petrol. Collection from Romiley. £50 Ono. Cans not included but can fill up on collection.”

There have been queues in petrol stations up and down Britain since the weekend and Army tanker drivers have been put on standby in preparation to deliver fuel in order to ease the situation. There were reports of some queues again on Tuesday, and spending limits remain in place at many pumps, but queues across the country appear to be easing.

The situation developed after concerns from BP emerged that the lorry driver shortage could impact its ability to keep up with fuel deliveries.

Labour's shadow home secretary has said the fuel shortage at petrol stations is down to the Government's "utter incompetence" and its "handling of Brexit". Nick Thomas-Symonds was asked by Times Radio if Brexit was a factor in the crisis, Birmingham Live reports.

He replied: "It is to do with the Government's complete and utter incompetence. It is to do with the Government's handling of Brexit and it is to do with the Government's failure to plan over recent months. The blame lies squarely with them, it lies with no-one else."

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