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Fuel pumps still sealed at Aviemore after Thursday’s attack

By Tom Ramage

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Aviemore’s BP filling station is still unable to sell petrol or diesel after four ‘lost’ days following an attack on the premises.

A man not believed to be from this area was arrested on Thursday night after a disturbance at the filling station which left the pumps shut off for reasons of public safety.

The Strathy understands that they can not be brought back into use until accredited contractors have checked them out and confirmed them fit for use.

Plenty of food at Aviemore, but no fuel can be sold
Plenty of food at Aviemore, but no fuel can be sold

It has meant that no fuel has been sold at the Aviemore outlet throughout the busy Easter weekend.

Although the Marks and Spencer ‘Simply Food’ store is still trading as normal, the sign remains posted confirming that fuel is not for sale at the moment, alongside a barrier of bollards blocking entrance to the pumps.

On Saturday police confirmed that a 22-year-old man had been arrested and charged.

Since the attack motorists have had to travel to Grantown, Carrbridge, Newtonmore or Dalwhinnie in the strath for their fuel.

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