PANIC buyers raided Tesco’s shelves leaving a “staggering” mess in the aisles as they stockpiled goods over fears of a coronavirus lockdown.
Shocked shoppers shared pictures of wrecked aisles in Tesco as desperate panic buyers left the store in a sorry state.
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Shoppers continue to raid the supermarket shelves as they fear a coronavirus lockdown.
The UK death toll doubled today from 11 to 21 and there are 1,140 positive cases for the disease.
One shopper took to Twitter to express her shock at the scenes in Tesco in Colney Hatch, North London.
“Shelves cleared like there’s been a riot,” said Michelle Davies.
“The selfishness of some people filling their trolleys with multiple packs and leaving none for others is staggering.”
Empty boxes and plastic wrapping were seen strewn across the aisle in the Tesco.
Packs of pot noodles, cup-a-soups and tinned tomatoes were left on the floor so that shoppers could barely push their trolleys down it.
Michelle suggested in her tweet the shop was a mess despite her arriving early to try to avoid crowded spaces.
Another shopper compared the scenes to Christmas Eve.
She said: “My husband just back from Waitrose in Cheltenham, he goes at 8.30 every Saturday, says it was like Christmas Eve but with absolutely no toilet paper.”
The selfishness of some people filling their trolleys with multiple packs and leaving none for others is staggering.
Ireland’s capital has had to send the police to guard shops to help ease the pressure for supermarkets.
An email from police management said: “All resources should be used to optimise and reassure communities by providing a uniformed presence on the streets.”
The news comes after the prime minister warned the UK has now reached the “delay” phase and Brits have been put on notice that they could face sweeping restrictions.
In Tottenham, north London, Costco customers queued by the dozen with trolleys packed full of loo paper and nappies.
Millions of Brits chose to stay home yesterday leaving town and city centres ghostly quiet and Tube stations almost empty.
Shopper numbers dropped and even carriages on rush-hour trains were sparsely occupied.