Shropshire

Store bans shoppers in nightwear after shoplifting rises

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Image caption The supermarket's owner said nightwear was not suitable attire for shopping

A supermarket where a man shopped in just his pants and a dressing gown has banned customers from wearing nightwear.

Tuffins, in Craven Arms, Shropshire, has put a sign up saying pyjama wearers would be "asked to leave".

Store owner Harry Delves said the sign followed a "few isolated incidents" of people using the "easy access" of pyjamas and dressing gowns to shoplift.

"We had some incidents which we couldn't stop unfortunately," he said.

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Mr Delves said the man who did his Sunday morning shopping in his pants at the store was a separate incident and was not a suspect, but his attire was below standard.

He said: "You've got to look at that and think 'hang on, that's not acceptable is it'?"

"We're a family business at the end of the day.

"It comes to a point where you've got to have standards."

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