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PremierLeague-News.Com - 'I wanted the ground to swallow me up. I’ve never been so ashamed in my life'
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A mum has slammed ASDA staff after being told to 'leave or control her child' while shopping for a birthday cake. Leanne Hampson said she has 'never been so ashamed'. The 39-year-old took a trip to the supermarket on Thursday (June 23) in hopes on buying a birthday cake for her son, Alfie, who was with her. Her four-year-old son has a glue ear, and last year was forced to wear a hearing aid as he is partially deaf. The young boy is also being assessed with ADHD and made 'loud, screeching noises' while walking around the store. Leanne was shocked when she was approached by a security guard who told her to either leave the store or control her child" following noise complaints from other customers, the Echo reports. READ MORE: Claudia Winkleman jokes she's 'fired' from Strictly Come Dancing after letting secret slip Leanne, who was at the store on Greyhound Retail Park, in Chester, said: "Alfie's hearing condition means that he is quite loud. When I was doing my shopping, he was making a screeching noise and I did tell him to stop. When I was at the checkout, the security guard came over to me. I wanted the ground to swallow me up. I’ve never been so ashamed in my life." As the duo went to leave the shop, Leanne was angered even more as the security guard gave Alfie a high five and said: "Aw see, you can be quiet".
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. She said: “The whole experience was an absolute shambles. It’s awful to be discriminated against, and I want to make people aware that people have disabled children in this day and age, and it's hard work. For a giant superstore like ASDA, they should be used to this, and for the security guard to come over to me in front of other people - it’s embarrassing and quite shocking.
Leanne Hampson "wanted the ground to swallow her up" after being asked to leave ASDA
(Image: Leanne Hampso)
“I’d like them to just keep an open mind in future and maybe staff need extra training in this area. I do understand that it can be upsetting for other customers, but what am I going to do, put a sticker on his back saying 'I’m sorry about the noise that I make'?” The mum-of-five, whose four other children are on ADHD medication, said the experience put her 'off' shopping at ASDA again and has lodged a complaint with the supermarket giant. She added: “I do shop around quite a lot and I’ve never had this problem. But to be targeted like that in full view of other people, I felt like I’d robbed something or done something bad.” However, a spokesperson for ASDA has said colleagues tried to 'make light' of the situation by 'joking with Leanne and her son'. A spokesperson for ASDA said: "Despite receiving complaints from other customers about her son making loud noises, colleagues at our Chester store decided instead to try and make light of the situation by joking with Leanne and her son. If these comments have upset Leanne that was never our intention, and we look forward to welcoming them both back to our store very soon.’’ Read next: 'Nothing changes' as fed up Wakefield voters stay away on by election day Sebastian Kalinowski murder trial hears how he sat on stool facing wall for hours and only left to exercise and clean Thug stabbed 27-year-old in the leg at Meadowhall Get breaking news by email by signing up to our newsletters Dad-of-two armed with knife threatened to kill uncle during booze-filled Easter rampage
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