‘Disgusted’ Poundland shoppers rage as sex toys sold next to Quality Street tubs

Poundland shoppers were outraged to find their local store selling battery-powered sex toys in plain view in its aisles.

The discount retailer had the devices on shelves above boxes of Quality Street and Miniature Heroes as part of its Valentines Day range.

The battery-powered bargains – which were priced at £8 – gave some visitors to thestore a shock.

They said it was outrageous the toys were in full view of young children.

Jayne Wainwright, 61, from Birches Head, told Stoke-on-Trent Live: "I do not think they should have them. They are not appropriate. People should go to a sex shop if they want to buy them.

"Young children go in there. They might start asking questions which parents do not want to answer at that point."

Jane Stanaway, aged 67, and Sylvia Stanaway, aged 62, both of Chell Heath, also believe it is inappropriate for Poundland to sell sex toys.

Jane said: "It is not really appropriate for Poundland to be selling this sort of stuff. It is not Ann Summers."

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Sylvia added: "They should keep it to the sex shops. Poundland is a family shop."

Margaret Jackson, aged 72, of Norton, added: "It is disgusting. My husband and I just saw them.

"It is best for that sort of stuff to be kept to the sex shops or online. They should not be on show."

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A spokesman for Poundland said: "We're a bit bemused there are any complaints – we’ve continuously sold a very popular range of these kinds of items for well over a decade now.

"What’s more they can also be found in other high street shops and supermarkets.

"At Poundland, they’re always sold on higher shelves and there’s an age restriction in place at the till."

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