Call for Blitz spirit after food delay

An outraged couple have called for a bit of Blitz spirit after freezing conditions brought the county to a halt.

SUFFOLK: An outraged couple have called for a bit of Blitz spirit after freezing conditions brought the county to a halt.

Roger Gillingam, 48, was furious after staff at Sainsbury supermarket in Nacton said they could not deliver his online shopping due to the snow.

But Mr Gillingham, his wife Karen, their children and their business have all managed to keep going through the weather.

He said: “It is absolutely outrageous.


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“The roads are running fine. Everyone has got to get on with things. The world is still turning.”

Mr Gillingham of Riverside, Hasketon, said the store had said he could collect his grocery shopping but had refused to bring it to his door.

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The couple, who have three children, are now left with very little food and are having to re-organise their day to arrange another delivery.

“It is just nonsense,” Mr Gillingham said. “Businesses have got to open, we just have to operate.

“We need a little Blitz spirit.”

A Sainsbury's spokesperson said: “The vast majority of customers have received their shopping as usual this week.

“In instances where there has been disruption, we have immediately contacted the customer to make alternative arrangements.”

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