New figures show a rise in crime in the Cleveland force area - partly down to petrol prices
Some retailers are capping the amount of petrol people can buy, as many forecourts run out of fuel.
A woman has accidentally set herself on fire after pouring petrol from one container to another in her home in York.
Motorists will be able to buy cheaper petrol tomorrow after four leading supermarkets announced they were cutting prices.
Here are the cuts:
- Asda are reducing the price of petrol by 2p a litre. Diesel continues at 137.7p a litre.
- Sainsbury's also announced a petrol cut of up to 2p a litre.
- Morrisons will cut petrol by 3p a litre and 1p a litre off diesel.
- Tesco is bringing in a cut of up to 2p a litre.
AA president Edmund King welcomed the cuts, he said: "We predicted these cuts last week, with oil down to its lowest level in a month and the pound gaining on the dollar after its recent fall.
"This is perhaps another glimmer of sunlight for drivers after a hard, wet, pot-holed and expensive winter of driving."
Campaigners are putting pressure on the Government to cut duty on fuel. The Tax Payer's Alliance and the Petrol Retailer's Association are setting up stands on independent forecourts to ask motorists to lobby local MP's.
Sixty pence in every pound spent on petrol or diesel in the UK goes to the treasury. UK has the highest tax on unleaded petrol in the EU.
Forecourt owners like Allan Glendinning in Prudhoe, in Northumberland, say the situation is desperate.
Campaigners against high fuel tax will be on forecourts across the region this morning to tell customers how much their petrol costs and how much money is going to the Treasury. Over 5,000 stands will be set up across the country.
A woman from York who was badly burned after petrol ignited as she transferred it between containers in her kitchen remains critically ill in hospital. Diane Hill, was in the kitchen near a gas cooker when she was engulfed by flames - leaving her with 40 per cent burns.
A woman accidentally set herself on fire after pouring petrol from one container to another in her home in York. She was in the kitchen near a gas cooker when it happened leaving her with 40 per cent burns. Neighbours have been speaking about the accident.