SIR – Several police forces have said they will not be investigating cases of drivers who leave petrol stations without paying (report, October 28).
I can’t help thinking it would have been better if they’d kept that information to themselves. Peter Baker
SIR – If petrol retailers let customers fill up their tanks before paying for the fuel, they are foolishly exposing themselves to such behaviour. The technology is available to ensure that customers pay for the fuel before it is dispensed. If the retailer chooses to use outdated technology, their loss is self-inflicted. They should not expect the police to be their debt collectors.
I remember a pump over 40 years ago where a £1 note had to be inserted before the petrol could be dispensed. Things have moved on since then. Mike Chandler
Newport, Isle of Wight