Tesco Bans Customer From Carrying Daughter On His Shoulders

Supermarket giant Tesco has come under fire once again for banning a customer from one of its stores because he was carrying his young daughter on his shoulders.
Martin Dunkley was confronted by a security guard when he tried to enter a Tesco Extra store in Cambridge carrying six-year-old Natalie.
The 45-year-old taxi driver was told to put his daughter down for health and safety concerns otherwise they would have to leave the store. Mr Dunkley refused and took his daughter to Iceland instead.
He said: ‘I couldn’t believe it. It’s ridiculous. I think she was actually safer on my shoulders rather than running the risk of being hit by a trolley. This sort of pettiness gives health and safety a bad name.”
He added that Tesco had “lost a customer for life”.

A Tesco spokeswoman urged Mr Dunkley to return to the store and talk to the manager about his concerns.
She added: “We take the safety of our staff and customers very seriously. Each store can make these decisions on an individual basis. We have no blanket policy on this issue.”
The incident comes just after other Tesco stores recently banned customers from shopping in their pyjamas and slippers .