March 19, 2020 / 11:18 AM / 10 days ago

EXCLUSIVE-UK supermarkets expect to get police support when London goes into lockdown -industry source

LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) - British supermarkets are expecting to get police support to deter unruly behaviour when London goes into lockdown to contain the coronavirus outbreak, according to an industry source.

There were rowdy scenes in some supermarkets on Thursday as British shoppers sought to buy basic goods such as bottled water and tinned goods ahead of an expected toughening of measures by the UK government. (Reporting by James Davey; editing by Michael Holden/Guy Faulconbridge)

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