'Embarrassed' woman: I was refused alcohol over self-harm scars
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Tesco refused woman alcohol because of self-harm scars

Becci Wain was refused alcohol in Tesco when the shop assistant saw self-harm scars on her arm.

The 21-year-old told BBC Radio 5 live that she was buying a bottle of champagne for a friend's birthday when the shop assistant told her that it was "Tesco policy" not to serve customers with scars on their arms.

A Tesco spokesperson said, "All our store colleagues are trained in the responsible selling of alcohol, but we recognise an error has been made in this instance. We're pleased Ms Wain has accepted our apology and will continue to shop with us."

  • 17 Mar 2016