September 24, 2020 11.27 am This story is over 15 months old

Toilet paper stockpiling frenzy back in Lincoln

People are panic buying again

There was no toilet roll in sight at a big supermarket in Lincoln on Wednesday, amid fears that people may be stockpiling once again.

In March, just before the nation went into lockdown, supermarket shelves were bare and queues were enormous as people stocked up on essential items.

Now, six months later, the same issue looks to be creeping back, as was seen in ASDA in North Hykeham on Wednesday.

The toilet roll shelves were completely empty, with all stock being bought and not replaced by the supermarket.

Sue Hzo posted on the North Hykeham Community Page group saying: “Asda this evening – good job I don’t need any toilet paper 🧻 not one packet to be had!”

With fears of a second national lockdown looming, it appears as though people aren’t taking any chances when it comes to essential shopping.

We haven’t seen long queues outside supermarkets just yet, but the empty shelves suggest that Lincolnshire could be about to witness another stockpiling problem.

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