Lorry driver's motorway load is a single multipack of toilet roll as virus panic-buying continues

Joker lorry driver's motorway load is a single multipack of toilet roll as virus panic-buying continues

  • The HGV was driving along M11 near London, with the toilet roll his only cargo
  • It is held in place in the centre of the bed by a single strap that has bent the top
  • Lee Thompson from Kent recorded the bizarre scene from his car on Wednesday
  • Shoppers across the world have been filmed stockpiling toilet roll from markets
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As the terror caused by the coronavirus grips the nation, worried Britons are raiding stores for goods needed to survive a two-week quarantine.

And some items have surged to the top of people's shopping lists, with toilet roll now seen as a prized possession.

But one lorry driver has taken it a step further by strapping a single pack of Velvet to the back of his truck.

Hilarious footage shows the HGV driving along the M11 near London, with the toilet roll being his only cargo

Hilarious footage shows the HGV driving along the M11 near London, with the toilet roll being his only cargo.

It is held firmly in place in the centre of the bed by a single strap that has bent the top of the pack.

Lee Thompson, 48, recorded the bizarre scene on Wednesday, and said: 'I have seen it all now, keep your load safe.'

Lorry driver's motorway load is a single multipack of toilet roll as virus panic-buying continues

The toilet roll is held firmly in place in the centre of the bed by a single strap that has bent the top of the pack

The traffic management foreman from Kent added: 'I nearly wet myself, what a funny thing to see on the back of a lorry when supermarket shelves are empty.

Should have had an armed escort.'

One social media user joked: 'He had a full load when he left the depo 10 minutes ago.'

Another commented: 'This is the best video I have seen.'

And one man added: 'My trailer is enclosed so wouldn't have bothered with the strap.'

Lorry driver's motorway load is a single multipack of toilet roll as virus panic-buying continues

Lee Thompson, 48, recorded the bizarre scene on Wednesday, and said: 'I have seen it all now, keep your load safe'

Shoppers across the world have been filmed stockpiling toilet roll and fighting over packs in supermarkets amid coronavirus fears.

The government last week urged calm as it emerged some supermarkets were warning of shortages of drugs, hand sanitiser and toilet roll.

On Wednesday a motorist was fined GBP300 after being caught in a van which was more than a tonne overweight because he had stockpiled toilet roll.

The driver was stopped by officers from the Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency at the Blackwall Tunnel in London.

He was found with a van-load of toilet roll, which people have been panic-buying amid the coronavirus crisis.

Lorry driver's motorway load is a single multipack of toilet roll as virus panic-buying continues

The driver was stopped by officers from the Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency at the Blackwall Tunnel in London on Wednesday, and fined GBP300

The DVSA shared a photograph of the driver's van on social media, tweeting: 'This van driver was taking stocking up on toilet and kitchen rolls to the extreme.

'We stopped this vehicle at Blackwall Tunnel and found it was more than a tonne overweight.

'The driver is GBP300 lighter from the fine we issued him.

Keeping you safe #toiletrollcrisis.'

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