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Furious Grandmother Calls Police Over 'Sexually Explicit' Sweets Sold At Shop

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Furious Grandmother Calls Police Over 'Sexually Explicit' Sweets Sold At Shop

A grandma was recently left so enraged by 'sexually explicit' sweets sold at a seaside shop, she called the police and a local MP.

Susan Radford had been visiting Bridlington, East Yorkshire, with her grandkids during the half-term break when she spotted the x-rated rock sweets.

We're talking multi-coloured 'foot-long' candy penises, with names such as 'Rock C***' and 'Big Boy'.

Speaking to HullLive, the grandma who was a nurse for 36 years before working at York Racecourse, said she was shocked at seeing these 'within children's reach'.

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"Why should children be getting exposed to that?" she said, adding: "They are getting too sensitised.

"Don't put them on the seafront in a big twirly-coloured rock shop."

The shop in question is located by Promenade Amusement Park, and while she wanted to deal with the matter there and then, Susan decided to hold off.

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"I was going to tell them off but the girls behind the counter were only about 15 or 16 years old."

Instead, the pensioner contacted numerous authorities in a bid to get the sweets removed, including the Trading Standards, the local council and East Yorkshire MP Greg Knight's staff.

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Susan even got the police involved but to little avail, adding: "The police got quite shirty and said it isn't against the law, so there's nothing they can do about it.

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"My point is that it would not be ok if kids were taken to a pornographic shop where that sort of thing may be expected, so why is it ok to have that in a sweet shop on the seafront?"

"When I was young, they'd have been interested, but now it seems anything goes."

And if you thought Susan stopped there, you would be wrong - because the grandma went on to get in touch with a local Anglican church and a rival rock sweet store in Bridlington to share her outrage.

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She is refusing to give up and doesn't plan on visiting the coastal town again anytime soon.

"I don't want to go there," she said, "Don't buy sweets in this Bridlington shop because of what you will be confronted with. I'm not giving up."

Although Susan appears to be alone on her quest, she isn't the first person to complain about the rude rock candies being sold in seaside sweet shops.

Back in 2015, North Yorkshire councillor Janet Jefferson said: "I accept there is a demand for joke items but if things like this are causing offence, maybe shopkeepers should think about displaying them somewhere more discreet."

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Topics: Beach, Yorkshire, Sweets, UK

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