Shopper ‘mugged’ for toilet roll leaving Savers store in London as coronavirus panic-buying grips UK – The Sun

A SHOPPER was MUGGED for toilet paper moments after leaving a shop as coronavirus panic peaks around the country.

A 56-year-old man identified as Dinedra was leaving a Savers store in Harringay, north London, at around 3.30pm when a stranger snatched a pack of toilet rolls from his hand.

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Dinedra, who was shaken but otherwise unhurt, had been to the shop just to buy loo roll, the Mail Online reports.

He said: "I went to my local Savers and bought two packs of toilet rolls.

"I was shaken and shocked. Is that what we've come to? It's not the value of the toilet roll, it's the principle.

'SHAKEN AND SHOCKED'

"I'm concerned about the vulnerable people, the elderly, in terms of their health and their emotions as well."

Stores around the UK are selling out of items including dried pasta and hand sanitiser as worried shoppers stockpile goods.

Long queues built at the Harringay Savers store today as customers bought goods ahead of a possible Covid-19 lockdown.

At one north London Tesco, panicked shoppers left a "staggering" mess in the aisles after pulling items from shelves.

Packs of Pot Noodles, Cup-A-Soups and tinned tomatoes were left on the floor.

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.

The UK death toll today went from 11 to 21 and there are 1,140 positive cases for the disease.

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