May 8, 2019

Tesco and Argos caught selling knives to teenager

Tesco and Argos have been breaking the law by selling knives to 16-year-olds without making proper ID checks, a BBC investigation has found. A 16-year-old actress, sent by BBC Watchdog, was able to buy a kitchen knife that it is illegal to sell to someone under 18 in Tesco and Argos. In all, the teenager visited five different branches of Wilko, Asda, TK Maxx, Tesco and Argos. In Tesco, the UK's biggest supermarket, the teenage actress was sold a knife in three of the five stores that she visited, while one Argos store sold her a knife with no ID being checked. Tesco said: "The responsible sale of knives is something we take very seriously and so we are disappointed to learn of the results of Watchdog's tests and we apologise for this."

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