Petrol row pressure grows on Maude

Francis Maude
Francis Maude

A Government minister who suggested filling up jerry cans with fuel because of a threatened tanker drivers' strike is facing growing calls to resign after a woman was severely burned while transferring petrol between canisters in her kitchen.

Diane Hill, 46, from York, is recovering in hospital with 40% burns after vapours ignited as she decanted petrol from one container to another, setting fire to her clothing.