A shopkeeper in Yardley, Birmingham is delivering items to his loyal and vulnerable customers and banned bulk buying.

Mudassir Naweed, who runs Premier Express on Stoney Lane in Yardley, will prepare packages including baby milk and anti-bacterial wipes for his trusted customers.

Mr Naweed, father-of-two said he was prompted to act after he was left shocked by customers coming into his store and panic buying large quantities of toilet rolls and paracetamol.

He will also try to deliver to people who cannot get out as Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced the over-70s could be told to stay at home for an extended period to shield them from coronavirus.

Mr Naveed said: “I have had my shop here for 16 years and I know quite a lot of the local customers.

“In the last couple of weeks, there’s been so many people who we haven’t seen and they are panic buying.

“We had someone take two cases of eight toilet rolls, we sold out of UHT Milk.

“I thought what about the people who are vulnerable, who I’ve known for 16 years – they are going to struggle.

“Local Mosques are also helping and I thought to alleviate the pressure off charities, we would do our bit”

Mr Naveed, who employs four staff at his store, posted his good-doing on Facebook and has received a positive response.

He said: “We are willing to go out of our way to source something out. One lady has been struggling with size six nappies, we managed to get them.”

“I thought what about the people who are vulnerable, who I’ve known for 16 years – they are going to struggle.

“If you need a package putting together for those that are vulnerable we will fully accommodate but we may need help in delivering to those people.

“It’s time to start looking out for each other.”

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