Drivers warned they could be stranded as breakdown services falter

Millions of British drivers could be at risk of being left at the roadside if their car breaks down as employees of one of the UK's largest recovery networks are refusing to attend call-outs.

In a leaked letter from Call Assist, which provides breakdown services for some of Britain's major insurers such as Admiral, 1st Central, Octagon and Diamond, it says that staff are rebuffing jobs with no warning during nights and weekends, leaving drivers deserted with no imminent help.