A BRUTAL brawl broke out in an Australian supermarket aisle after a pair of panicking shoppers cleared the shelves of loo roll.
Three women were filmed slugging it out inside a Woolworths store in Chullora near Sydney as the coronavirus meltdown takes grip.
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The fight was sparked after two shoppers loaded their trolley with loo rolls[/caption]
It’s reported the fight was sparked when a mother and daughter were spotted grabbing the last rolls in stock.
The shocking clip shows one woman pulling the hair of another during the heated bust up.
One yells: “I just want one packet.”
Another, gripping tightly to a shopping trolley packed with toilet paper, then replies “no, not one packet” before two supermarket workers step in to break up the women.
“We just ask that people don’t panic like this when they go out shopping,” said NSW police acting inspector Andrew New.
The brawl broke out in a Woolworths supermarket in Chullora near Sydney[/caption]
Woolworths became the first store in Australia to ration toilet paper[/caption]
“There is no need for it. It isn’t the Thunderdome, it isn’t Mad Max, we don’t need to do that.
“Violence of this nature will not be tolerated and anyone involved in this behaviour may be committing an offence and find themselves before the court.
“There is no need for people to go out and panic buy at supermarkets, paracetamol and canned food or toilet paper.”
Bankstown Police said they are trying to identify two of the women, having already spoken to a 49-year-old woman about the incident.
The fight came as tens of thousands of Australians are forced into isolation over coronavirus fears, prompting many to stockpile essentials.
Shoppers have also been stocking up on toilet roll in the UK[/caption]