Published Jul 15, 2016

A Wigan motorist has accused a garage of selling fuel heavily diluted with water after his car broke down just minutes after filling up.

But the garage owners have countered the claims and trading standards officers have said there is no evidence of anything more than an isolated incident.


Andrew Wilkinson, from Hindley, said his Citroen C3 gave up the ghost shortly after leaving the Swan Service Station garage on Atherton Road.


He managed to push the car back to his Platt Lane home but was then appalled to find the unleaded petrol he drained out of the tank was more than half water, he claims.

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