Friday, October 24, 2014

Police step in to shopping centre row after soldier refused cigarettes 'because he was wearing military uniform'

Police at the scene outside Alpha News in St Helens
A soldier has told of his outrage after a shopkeeper refused to sell him cigarettes because he was in combat fatigues.
Duane Fahy, 27, who serves with 1st Battalion, the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, said the staff member told him that he believed it was illegal to sell tobacco to people in military uniform.
Mr Fahy, from Leigh, Wigan, was on a break from a recruitment day with his regiment in St Helens, Merseyside, when he popped into Alpha News in the Hardshaw Centre shopping complex to buy a 20 pack of Lambert and Butler cigarettes with a soldier friend.
He said: “My colleague and I were both in uniform and when I asked for cigarettes, he refused to serve me. I was taken aback and a bit confused as to why he was so determined not to sell us something as small as a pack of cigarettes. I asked him why and he said it was because we were in military uniform.
“To be honest I was outraged. I’ve never been refused anything just because I’m a soldier, but he was adamant. I didn’t want to make a scene, I’m not like that, so we just left.”
Mr Fahy complained and shoppers rushed to his defence. Several of them staged an impromptu protest and employees are reported to have fielded phone calls complaining of prejudice against a serving soldier.
Shopping centre bosses tried to calm the row and insisted that the shopkeeper genuinely believed he wasn’t legally allowed to sell tobacco to people in uniform.
The sign put up in Alpha News apologising
 Irfan Patel, who works at Alpha News, said Mr Duane and his friends were initially refused because they looked under age, but the shop has now put up a sign apologising on a window. He said the shopkeeper had mistakenly believed he could refuse to serve tobacco to people in uniform.
Mr Patel said when he came in to work at the shop at about 8am he found about 30 protestors outside.
He said: “A couple were aggressive with me. I’ve had about 20 phone calls from people saying racist abuse. The people outside keep calling me racist, but when I try to explain they just won’t listen.
“They had been trying to stop people coming into the shop but the police stopped them from doing that. It’s definitely affected business.”
Mr Fahy posted a photo of the shop on Facebook, which was shared more than 7,000 times before he deleted it. He wrote on his Facebook page: “People I have no choice but to delete my post about me not being served at the shop due to racial and discriminating comments.”
Army bosses branded the newsagent’s actions ‘very disappointing’.
A spokesman said: “The Army is aware of an incident in which it appears two of our soldiers were refused service in a newsagent due to them being in uniform. This is very disappointing and not representative of the huge amount of public support the armed services continue to be given by the general public.”
Shopping centre owners London and Cambridge Properties said: “We believe this was a genuine error and not the result of any form of discrimination.
“We have been advised that the shopkeeper intends to extend a full apology.”

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/police-step-shopping-centre-row-7995926

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Two of our soldiers, that fight wars for the profit of Zionist bankers & spend their money in a Paki shop.
What has this to do with NATIONALISM?

Anonymous said...

Have a bit of respect for our armed forces. Especially at this time of year.

Anonymous said...

CIA-MOSSAD DOCTOR "INFECTED" WITH EBOLA.



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Anonymous said...

European rabbis demand laws banning "anti-Semitic hate speech"


http://www.therealistreport.com/2014/10/european-rabbis-demand-laws-banning.html

Anonymous said...

UK: ‘MS and Parkinson’s Sufferers Will Be Deemed ‘Fit to Work in the Future’



http://sorendreier.com/ms-and-parkinsons-sufferers-will-be-deemed-fit-to-work-in-the-future/

Anonymous said...

Russian parliament adopts bill banning propaganda of Nazism and use of Nazi symbols.



http://en.itar-tass.com/russia/756368

Anonymous said...

Zionist Canadian Prime Minister hid in a CUPBOARD for 15 minutes as MPs sharpened flagpoles to use as spears against the gunman
PM Stephen Harper was placed in a cupboard after the gunfire rang out
Source said many MPs did not realise Prime Minister was still in the building
Politicians flanked doors of Ottowa building holding sharpened flagpoles
Sergeant-at-Arms, Kevin Vickers, shot gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau dead
Mr Harper said the Canadian government would 'not run scared' to threats


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2806433/Canadian-Prime-Minister-hid-CUPBOARD-15-minutes-MPs-sharpened-flagpoles-use-spears-against-gunman.html#ixzz3H7G6mftC

Anonymous said...

Am i the only one that sees similarities between the undercover cop Bob Lambert and a top BNP offical who caused so much trouble within his branch and then finally wrecked the party.
One worked his way into an animal rights group, had a kid and disappeared for 25 years, but had another family.
The other worked his way into an East End Nationalist family from posh Surrey, had a kid, but had another family.
Both caused alot of trouble to fellow activists.
Think about it.

Anonymous said...

Westminster paedophile ring victims 'will snub Fiona Woolf probe over Leon Brittan link.


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/westminster-paedophile-ring-victims-will-4495655

Anonymous said...

October 24th, 2014

Child Abuse Campaigners Warned Zionist scum bag MacShane in 2009
…But Rotherham MP Never Replied and Didn’t Act on Claims.


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Anonymous said...

"MacShane spotted in the building.
Well said UKIP MEP Jane Collins".

If only he had been more interested in what was going on his constituency than his jaunts for Zionist interests in Europe when he was still an MP…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2qMj5q1Dn8

Anonymous said...

'We're being treated like paedophiles': Asian cabbies protest after boss admits offering white drivers on request.


http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/asian-cabbies-protest-after-boss-4503080#rlabs=2

Anonymous said...

"WHAT A BLOODY SHOWER"

Undercover police 'duped more than 100 women into sexual relationships' as Met faces multi-million compensation bill.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/undercover-police-duped-more-100-4502373?

Anonymous said...

Undercover police 'duped more than 100 women into sexual relationships' as Met faces multi-million compensation bill.

did the bitches drop any piglets?

Former soldier to stand trial on attempted murder charge Dennis Hutchings...