Fuel Company BP has provided Cumbria Constabulary with free fuel for their police vehicles during the Government’s COVID-19 lockdown.
BP’s offer has saved the Constabulary £34,504 on fuel between 21 March and the end of April 2020.
On their website, BP, have stated they were offering this deal “to support both those who the rest of us depend on and all people staying at home in the UK during the current coronavirus pandemic.”
Cumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall, said: “This is a very generous offer from BP and has really supported Cumbria’s Police Officers patrolling across the county and encouraging social distancing where possible.
“Our Police Officers have been working extremely hard during the Government’s COVID-19 restrictions.
“They put themselves at risk every day when they head out on patrol and never know what they might face.
“It’s fantastic to see such a large company acknowledge this and offer support to Police and other emergency services in the county – it is greatly appreciated.
“Given that Oil Companies have all been adversely affected by the global Corona crisis it is particularly generous of BP to have shown this generous support to Policing and therefore the public at large, at this difficult time for everyone and we are extremely grateful.”