MP DANNY KRUGER has stepped in to the Pewsey Boots queue drama.

People hoping to get prescriptions from the chemist have been queuing around the block for hours .

Staff have been verbally abused, as queues have worsened since shop opening hours were reduced to between 2pm and 5pm.

MP Danny says Boots has assured him that more staff will be on hand at the Pewsey branch next week.

"I am very aware that there are long waiting times to collect prescriptions at pharmacies across the area, especially in Pewsey.

"My thanks go to everyone – staff, volunteers and patients for their hard work and patience at this most unprecedented of times.

"Boots has assured me that the Pewsey branch will have additional dispensing staff next week and I am also exploring other solutions including the opportunity for other local pharmacies to prepare some repeat prescriptions.

" I have also raised my concerns with Wiltshire Council and the Army for review by the Local Resilience Forum. I understand that these are worrying times for everyone and I will continue to do all I can to bring about improvements for local people needing medication over the next few days."

The chemist was so over whelmed with demand that it reduced opening hours to afternoons only. It asked for volunteers from the Pewsey Community Coronavirus Assistance group to help marshall the queues.

Residents along the street have come to the defence of the chemists after reports of abusive language at staff.

"It is simply dreadful," said Caroline Dalrymple, who runs the interior design shop more or less opposite. "They are getting abuse, but they are trying their best. To have people queuing, some of whom are in wheelchairs like this is utterly disgraceful."