SUPERBUG CREAM SET FOR SHOPS; Asda to Stock Nuneaton Man's Invention

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A WONDER cream invented by a former Nuneaton truck driver which could spell doom for the hospital superbug MRSA is to hit the high streets in April.

Supermarket chain Asda is to stock the cream from April - and Nuneaton inventor Brian Bennett says manufacturing outlets are also being set up in France, New Zealand and Singapore.

The cream is poised to make a fortune for 66-year-old Mr Bennett and his new pharmaceuticals company.

It is being manufactured under the name of Hy Shield. There are two creams - Skin Plus Ultra, to combat MRSA, and Skin Plus Now, an after-care cream for treating conditions like eczema.

Manufacturing outlets have been set up in Yorkshire and Somerset, and a distribution centre is now based in Devon.

Mr Bennett, who lives in The Long Shoot, Nuneaton, said: "Since it came out five months ago, about 18,000 people have contacted us. There will be a launch across the country at Asda in April, and hairdressing salons throughout the UK should be stocking it this month."

He said two hospitals in the UK were currently putting the cream on trial in the battle against MRSA and in the treatment of dermatology patients.

Mr Bennett was coy about how much money the cream would make him. …