ParalympicsGB swimming superstar Ellie Simmonds mobbed in Stratford

Shopping was brought to a standstill in Stratford by the arrival of ParalympicsGB superstar Ellie Simmonds.

The double gold, silver, and bronze medallist visited Sainsbury’s supermarket in the Stratford Shopping Centre on the Broadway at around 2pm on Saturday causing staff to consider closing trading due to the adoring crowds.

The golden girl of swimming took a tour of the store, who are main sponsors of the Paralympic Games, spoke to staff and customers and posed for pictures.

To welcome Ellie, Sainsbury’s workers made cookies spelling ‘Well done, Ellie’ while she brought a signed shirt in for the employees.

Ellie’s security guards had a difficult time trying to keep the mayhem at bay as passing pedestrians showed their appreciation for arguably the poster girl of ParalympicsGB while Channel Four presenter Alex Thompson interviewed her outside the store.