Forgetful police in Staffordshire and Cheshire have caused £25,000 of damage to police cars by putting the wrong fuel in them, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

This is Staffordshire report:

POLICE officers have cost the taxpayer more than £25,000 in two years – after filling up 91 patrol cars with the wrong fuel.

Dozens of officers at Staffordshire Police and Cheshire Constabulary are guilty of the errors.

In Staffordshire, they filled up 35 vehicles in its 550-strong fleet with unleaded petrol instead of diesel, including a BMW S30, Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.