Garage slammed for selling single toilet rolls for eye-watering price

A petrol station has been slammed for trying to flog bog rolls for £1.69 each during the coronavirus crisis.

An angry customer decided to confront a worker at the garage in Lincolnshire and filmed the exchange.

Toilet roll has become highly sought after since the coronavirus outbreak as people strip supermarket shelves bare of the household essential.

The Government is vowing to take action on stores cashing in on the coronavirus crisis by charging higher prices than those marked on products.

Shopper Parvez Khan, 52, decided to take matters into his own hands after becoming enraged after finding 10 unwrapped loo rolls on the shelf among the washing powder and cat food.

In footage taken on Thursday he made clear the shop was trying to extort customers desperate to get their hands of the household essential during the crisis.

In the heated exchange Parvez starts to grill the worker over the toilet rolls, before another customer demands to speak to the boss of the shop.

"It is not right, I said that what they are doing is not right," Parvez told Lincolnshire Live.

"I wanted to take a picture and spread the word that you cannot do that.

"This is a time to get together and help the community, not take their trousers down.

"I took the video because I wanted to show this is what people are doing.

"They are just trying to make a cheap buck."

The video has been seen thousands of times online and has incensed members of the public who have been left disgusted.

One person said: "They know it's wrong they just don't care they have no feelings it's all about the money."

Another added: "Seen this so many times, very sad some people just have zero empathy or respect but no shortage of greed."

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Lincolnshire Live contacted the garage for comment, but staff refused to comment.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be speaking to supermarket bosses about efforts to keep supplies flowing as ministers pleaded with the public to stop panic buying during the coronavirus pandemic.

Shelves have been stripped of essential items, such as toilet rolls, hand sanitiser, paracetamol, meat, fruit and vegetables as shoppers ignore pleas not to stockpile.

It has led to supermarkets having to bring in limits on the amount of some items sold, with golden shopping hours introduced to help the elderly and NHS and care workers.

Despite persistent advice from the government and a special plea for shoppers to stop panic-buying today, people have continued to stock up at supermarkets.

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