Petrol at near-record high

The price of petrol at the pumps is back at near-record levels, acording to the AA who publish the monthly figures.

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Fuel prices slashed as petrol is cheapest since 2011

Driving will cost less for thousands across the south as supermarkets cut their fuel prices.

Asda, Sainsbury's and Tesco are today reducing the cost of their petrol and diesel by 2p a litre.

In Asda's case, the reduction means its customers will pay no more than 126.7p a litre for petrol, with diesel being 129.7p a litre - its lowest price since January 2011.

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Asda said a strengthening pound against the dollar had been the key driver behind the cuts.

The AA said average UK petrol prices fell to 131.12p a litre, with diesel down to 135.38p this weekend.

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Fuel thief jailed after victim clung to car for half a mile

A teen has been jailed for 11 years after a petrol station owner was left with skull fractures following a fuel theft in Kent.

Joshua Charnley, 19, of no fixed abode, carried the victim on the bonnet of the car he was driving for almost half a mile after he had attempted to stop him leaving the scene.

CCTV, released by police, captures the terrifying ordeal in West Kingsdown in July last year.

As he was jailed at Canterbury Crown Court, Charnley was also told he would be disqualified from driving for 15 years.

Driver convicted after carrying man on car bonnet

A teenager who caused serious injuries to a man when he drove at him with his car and carried him on the bonnet, has been convicted of grievous bodily harm with intent.

Joshua Charnley, who's 19 and of no fixed address, had tried to drive off without paying for fuel at a petrol station in West Kingsdown near Sevenoaks.

The victim, who was the manager of the garage, was carried down the A20 on the car's bonnet for nearly half a mile. He suffered a fractured skull and liver damage. Charnley will be sentenced on Friday.

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