Poundland: Outrage after sex toys spotted next to sweets and chocolate

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They had been spotted proper above containers of Heroes and the Quality Street tins (Picture: BPM Media)

Imagine popping to your native Poundland to seize a field of goodies for a special day – and by chance virtually selecting up a sex toy for the special day as an alternative…

Well, that’s what occurred to a number of pensioners purchasing within the Tunstall department in Stoke-on-Trent over the weekend.

They seen the low cost retailer had positioned the naughty devices proper above Quality Street tins and containers of miniature Heroes.

Shoppers had been left outraged by the sight – claiming they had been ‘not applicable’.

Jayne Wainwright, 61 and from Birches Head, mentioned: ‘I don’t assume they need to have them. They usually are not applicable.

‘People ought to go to a sex store if they need to purchase them. Young kids go in there.

‘They may begin asking questions which oldsters don’t need to reply at that time.’

Jane Stanaway, 67, and Sylvia Stanaway, 62, each of Chell Heath, had been additionally left reeling.


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Poundland has defended the promoting of the grownup toys (Picture: BPM Media)

Jane mentioned: ‘It isn’t actually applicable for Poundland to be promoting this form of stuff. It isn’t Ann Summers.’

Sylvia added: ‘They ought to maintain it to the sex retailers. Poundland is a household store.’

Margaret Jackson, 72 and of Norton, added: ‘It is disgusting. My husband and I simply noticed them.

‘It is greatest for that form of stuff to be stored to the sex retailers or on-line. They shouldn’t be on present.’

Priced at £8, the sex toys had been being offered as a part of the model’s wider Valentine’s Day vary.

A spokesperson from Poundland mentioned sex toys have been offered in its shops for years with out earlier criticism.

They mentioned: ‘We’re a bit bemused there are any complaints – we’ve repeatedly offered a very fashionable vary of those type of objects for properly over a decade now.   

‘What’s extra they can be present in different excessive road retailers and supermarkets. 

‘At Poundland they’re all the time offered on larger cabinets and there’s an age-restriction in place on the until.’

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