ASDA in Tilehurst has been praised this morning (March 20) for prioritising the elderly and vulnerable.

With coronavirus fears escalating amid panic buying and the closure of schools, many who are most in need have found it hard to do their usual food shop.

Pictures show queues of people lining up outside to get into the store in Honey End Lane, which was also praised for having a controlled stock and security.

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Marion, 70, posted on Twitter to thank the store.

She said: "Asda Tilehurst really stepped up this morning.

"Checkouts open for elderly and infirm.

"Controlled stock, plenty of security at the door. So well run despite queues.

"Usually there are three or four of us waiting and when I saw the line I almost walked away.

"Security was a godsend they made sure pensioners etc went in first."

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Another took to Twitter to say: "Huge shout out to the security at @asda in Tilehurst.

"They're doing an amazing job at controlling the angry mob and enforcing the 'elderly and vulnerable only' rule!

"Was so nice to be able to get our shopping and see smiling faces instead of tears and desperation!"