Moment dad uses a DRONE to deliver loo roll to neighbour amid coronavirus lockdown – The Sun

A DAD caught short after his local shops ran out of toilet roll was given a fresh supply – thanks to a friend with a DRONE.

Scott Cullen used the device to fly his pal, father-of-two Russ Howey, 38, a packet of loo paper in Duns, Borders.

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Russ had asked friends living nearby if they could pop some in the post.

And luckily enough, Scott happened to have some to spare.

He delivered two rolls to Russ's back garden.

The mode of delivery meant the two Scotsmen stuck to social distancing rules by not meeting in person.

Russ, a former crane driver now on furlough, said: "I just happened to go to the local shops, and there weren't any rolls left.

"I went to two or three shops and I couldn't find anything.

"I was speaking to a friend on the phone and he basically said he owns a drone and lives on the other side of town.


"He was quite keen to solve the problem. He put the two rolls on a string and flew it over.

"I did wonder what would happen if a few neighbours looked up at the sky and saw toilet rolls flying past."

Russ said he made the urgent plea for help because he 'had no plan B'.


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"It was just a panic," he said.

"We're all going to have to go, so what's plan B?

"It's a bizarre situation."

Scott said: "I just had stuff in the house in general.

"I hadn't been down the shops in the street for a few days, so I didn't know how bad it was.

"I sent the drone maybe three or four street across."

It's the first time the DJI Mavic Pro drone has been used for deliveries. Scott generally uses the camera to take photos of castles.

The 36-year-old said panic buying is a "wee bit stupid".

"It's not considerate," he said.

The call for help came after panic-buyers stripped supermarket shelves of essentials. In just three weeks, Brits bought an extra billion pounds' worth of food.

But many of those who hoarded goods might now be regretting it – after homes across the UK were hit with rats, mice and ants.

Bins piled high with uneaten food have also been seen.

Today, it was reported that the UK's coronavirus death rate has doubled, as 381 people – including a teen with no underlying health conditions – died in 24 hours.

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