Man who saw speck of snow buys 23 pints of milk just in case

A MAN who saw what he believed to be a snowflake has started stockpiling food as if he lives in the Antarctic rather than Chelmsford.

Martin Bishop had just arrived home from work when he looked out the window and saw something falling from the sky. He immediately became hysterical and started shouting at his wife to check how many toilet rolls they had left.

Bishop said: “I have to get to the supermarket as soon as possible. It will be too dangerous to drive, so I’ll take the kids’ sledge so I can pull everything back across the drifts which are sure to pile up whilst I’m gone.

“I’ll buy milk, bread, bottled water and at least 20 tins of baked beans, but there’s no denying it’s going to be tough. If we end up eating the guinea pig it’ll be hard on the kids, but they’ll thank me soon enough.”

Bishop’s wife Nikki said: “I’m pretty sure what Martin saw was a feather, but at least he’ll be out for an hour or so.”