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Toilet rolls stolen from church amid coronavirus stockpiling

by Tola Mbakwe

A church in Norfolk said it's been wiped clean of all its toilet roll as supermarkets are running out of the item due to coronavirus panic buying. 

The church warden at St Mary and St Margaret's Church in Sprowston, Noriwch said she made the discovery last Sunday.

According to Norwich Evening News, the church toilets are open to the public from Monday to Sunday between 10am-4pm. They are usually used by people visiting the church for community groups, as well as those visiting the cemetery and churchyard. 

Rev Canon Simon Stokes from the church told the news site: "There is a sense of disappointment. 

"We keep the church open for people to use it. My anxiety is that if anyone needs the loo the facilities are available for them.

"It does seem that people are very fearful and frightened and that seems to be catching. 

"People are stockpiling different things. You can put two and two together and make five but my assumption is it is linked to coronavirus, but who knows."

He added that the church is there for the community and wants everyone to respect each other. 

Church warden Sue Ellingham said people should contact the church for support if they are struggling to afford necessities.

The church still plans to keep the church toilets open for the community. 

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