Xmas shoppers in late night dash 'fight over sprouts' & queue for HOURS

PANICKED shoppers were left in a “trolly rage” as they scrambled for last-minute Christmas items – with some “fighting over Brussel sprouts.”

Supermarket customers battled each other over food as they attempted to gobble up as much shopping as they could before shops shut yesterday.

Some of the worst scenes reportedly came at Dunne Stores in Blanchardstown, Dublin, as “hundreds of people” gathered to get their last minute goodies.  

The situation was described by one bystander as “f***g bedlam” with petty squabbles breaking out as early as 8am in the morning.  

A user wrote on Twitter: “Oul ones fighting over Brussels Sprouts and queues for the tills blocking every aisle with trolley rage thrown in.

“I had to leave after 5 mins.”

Chaotic footage later emerged of ques snaking through the shopping centre as exhausted workers attempted to manage the huge crowds.

“Let me tell you. Last minute Christmas shopping in Blanch is not a vibe,” a customer tweeted.

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“Hour and a half queue into Dunnes. Be nice to retail workers lads they're gonna be flat out.”

However, while some customers were left less than impressed by the chaotic scenes, others managed to see the funny side.

“My turkey has gone out of date while waiting in the till queue at Dunnes this morning,” one customer joked.

While another added: “I survived the big Dunnes Christmas shop 2021.”

The last night mayhem ensued, despite millions across the UK and Ireland choosing to shop online amid the rise of the Omicron variant.

In some cases angry customers blamed supermarkets for "ruining" Christmas with substitutions and wrong orders,. While others were allegedly left with no food at all.

But in person shoppers could not escape a similar fate as they were greeted with empty shelves and barren stock, particularly in Tesco stores.

Earlier this week an Asda spokesperson spoke to the Sun to address the supply issues.

They said: “This week we are delivering Christmas orders to over one million households across the country, and whilst we always try to make sure every delivery is perfect, delays or missing items can occasionally affect a small number of orders.

"We are picking up with those customers who didn’t receive a turkey as planned to try and get them one as soon as possible.” 

The Sun also asked Tesco and Sainsbury's for comment.

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