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'Painting The Town Bread' - Lorry sheds its load around Melton Mowbray

Residents were confused this morning (Wednesday) when stacks of bread were being discovered around the town.



Bread stacked in Burton Lazars. Photo: NEMM


One posted on Facebook: "Not sure what’s happened but there are literally hundreds of baskets of bread that have been left all around the town centre area."


Another said: “This is actually quite serious, wish people would stop loafing about it!”


Leicestershire Police helped clear the bread this morning. Photo: NEMM


Stacks of bread could be seen from Burton Lazars through to Burton Street in Melton following a lorry shedding its load.

The bread stacked by the side of Burton Road in Burton Lazars on Wednesday morning. Photo: NEMM


A Leicestershire Police spokesman said: "Shortly after 2:45am today a repot was received that pallets of bread had fallen from a lorry in Melton Road, Burton Lazars. Officers attended and removed the obstruction from the road."


Bread was found at various areas around Melton Mowbray. Photo: NEMM


It is estimated to be at yeast 9,000 loaves of bread Involved in the incident.

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