Visitors to a hospital are stealing hand sanitising gel daily – as demand for the product surges amid fears over coronavirus.
Bottles have been taken from patients' beds and dispensers ripped off walls at Northampton General Hospital. Bosses said the gel was "disappearing every day" and they have had to limit the supply on wards.
"Nothing like this has ever happened in all the years we've had the gel," said a hospital spokeswoman.
"Over the past week we've seen stocks on wards disappear from the end of beds every single day," Sally-Anne Watts, associate communications director,