ONE in five people admitted to accident and emergency units are setting up a stall and selling second hand goods.
Most A&E units across the UK have at least eight stalls in operation at any one time, selling broken electrical appliances, rubber sex toys and VHS videos about cage fighting.
Martin Bishop, who runs a stall at Peterborough General, said: “I come in complaining about a stomach ache or ‘nose weirdness’ and then, after the nurse has had a quick look, I nip out to the carpark and get my folding table and my big bin bag full of shit.
“Because everyone is incredibly drunk they think they’re millionaires. A couple of weeks ago I sold a broken waffle maker for sixty quid because some guy thought it was an Arsenal supporter and he wanted to ‘prove a point’.
“He wound up leaving it behind and I sold it to him again last Friday.”