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Spalding fuel station asks customers for payment method in advance after 'drive-offs'

People using a petrol station overnight have been asked to show their method of payment for fuel in advance - due to 'drive-offs'.

Signs taped up at the filling pumps on the Applegreen forecourt in Spalding (on the A16) tell customers that the rule is now in operation between the hours of 11pm until 5am because of 'a high number' of incidents.

Manager at the Spalding Applegreen branch, Kevin Wright, confirmed the incidents at the filling station, but speaking about 'drive-offs' in general, added: "I think it is widely known within the industry and the police are aware. It is happening here no more than anywhere else.

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