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Crunch time on Derbyshire roads as lorry sheds load of biscuits | Biscuits

Drivers in Derbyshire found themselves obstructed by an avalanche of biscuits when a lorry spilled hundreds of McVitie’s packets across a main road.

Derbyshire constabulary were called to Ilkeston Road, in Sandiacre, at about 4.30pm Monday after the road and pavement were strewn with Ginger Nuts and Bourbon Creams. A rescue operation for the fallen biscuits concluded more than seven hours later.

“It took officers a moment to digest the scene in front of them, however they didn’t crumble and ensured that traffic was able to continue moving nicely,” a Derbyshire constabulary spokesperson said.

“While recovery had to approach the scene gingerly, after a bit of hobnobbing to ensure all the right forms were filled out they had the wagon wheels rolling.”

Biscuits falling from the lorry
A rescue operation for the fallen biscuits concluded more than seven hours later. Photograph: A/PA

A photograph of the goods lorry showed a large tear in the plastic wrapping that had held the biscuit boxes in place.

The police Twitter account Erewash Response wrote: “A lorryload of McVitie’s finest have decided to abandon ship causing a slight obstruction.”

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