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Teen banned from buying wine gums
10-23-2009, 09:37 AM
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Teen banned from buying wine gums
Quote: [Image: bg_quote_header.gif]A Cambridgeshire teenager was banned from buying a packet of wine gums because a shopkeeper said he was 'under age'.

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Jaz Bhogal, 15, bought the Haribo sweets from a 99p shop in Wisbech but was called back to the till, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Jaz, of Leverington, told the Cambs Times: "He asked me how old I was and when I said I was 15 he said he couldn't sell me the sweets.

"He said they had wine in them and pointed to the word wine on the packet. I was speechless."

His mother Sue told the paper the shop's actions were "ridiculous".

Jaz was made to hand over the packet of sweets and given a 99p refund.

Hussein Lulani, 99p stores' commercial director, admitted the cashier had been "over zealous".

He said: "These things happen - we serve millions of people a week. Fortunately, it was taken in good spirits."

A 99p Stores spokesman added: "Because the Wisbech store opened fairly recently there seems to have been a very unfortunate glitch.

"To show that we have a good sense of humour we would like to offer Jaz a nine-item voucher to spend in the store on condition that at least one of these products are wine gums."

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