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Panic Buying Upsets Scarborough Woman

Panic Buying Upsets Scarborough Woman

Published by Jon Burke at 6:31am 19th March 2020.

A woman from Scarborough says we should think of others before we panic buy at the supermarket.

57 year-old Siobhan Gaunt looks after a man with a brain injury - and is partially-sighted herself.

She says when she went shopping yesterday, all the basics like canned foods and toilet rolls were out of stock.

She says she's finding it hard to get essentials

Siobhan said:

"There was nothing. The toilet roll aisle was completely empty. The baked beans, soups, all the normal things I would stock up on for the month, which I would get three of four. things like pies - I can't see, so my shopping is things that I can cook. I can put a pie in the oven. I often get frozen meat and there wasn't any of that either. I can't slice things, because of my eyesight. My husband can't slice things. It's absolutely impossible."

Siobhan's been speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Jon Burke..


There are 2 comments on this page.

Kat16, on 19th March 2020 8:57am
I have never seen Morrison's so busy at 08.00 , turned round and came home!! For the government to say " don't panic buy " , is like a staring pistol to do so !!
dobo54, on 19th March 2020 4:15pm
Who and why are people panic buying, if you do your normal weekly shop there is always plenty to go around, if you are unable to get to the shops surely a good friend would get it for you.

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