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Tesco apologises over warning sign

16th November 2010 | Warning Signs

Posted by Ben Alexander.

Supermarket giant Tesco has apologised after installing warning signs in one of its stores that told children they were banned from entering unless accompanied by an adult.

According to the Glamorgan Gem, Barry resident Jeffrey Heathfield spotted a sign – reading "Schoolchildren are not allowed in the store unless they are with an adult" – on the window of a Tesco Express in the Welsh town.

Mr Heathfield told the newspaper he was disappointed when he saw the sign.

"I asked myself: would the supermarket, if it wished, be in a position to put a sign in the window restricting any other group in society from shopping at its stores?

"Imagine the uproar if, for example, that sign had attempted to restrict older people or any ethnic or religious group from entering the shop! Yet it appears to be perfectly acceptable to impose restrictions on probably the most vulnerable group in our society."

Acknowledging that problems with some youngsters was likely to have led to the store's action, Mr Heathfield urged that all children should not be "tarred with the same brush".

Tesco have since removed the sign, saying it was put up in error.ADNFCR-2754-ID-800237681-ADNFCR

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