Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Shopkeeper Refuses to Serve Poppy-Wearing Customer

Runcorn and Widnes World [UK]
16 November 2011

Widnes shopkeeper strenuously denies 'malicious rumours'

By Barbara Jordan

ALLEGATIONS that customers were turned away because they were wearing poppies have been strenuously denied by a Widnes shopkeeper.

Rumours claimed a man at The Original Pound Store Extra in Albert Road refused to serve a woman unless she took off her poppy.

Owner Sohail Goder, aged 25, is adamant this incident never happened and now fears for the safety of his staff, family and business after receiving intimidating threats. [...]

Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News [UK]
17 November 2011

Widnes pound shop boss says ‘We sell poppies’ after rumour over ban

by Oliver Clay, Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News

Barry & District News [UK]
20 November 2011

Barry's 99p Stores: Poppy rumours not true

CLAIMS that people wearing poppies were refused entry to Barry's 99p Store have been dismissed.

Haris Rehman, manager at the Holton Road store, said that the claims were merely rumours and that customers and staff has been free to wear poppies in store. [...]