Shopper left disgusted at sight of raw sewage in a Redditch Tesco - The Redditch Standard

Shopper left disgusted at sight of raw sewage in a Redditch Tesco

Lise Evans 6th Jul, 2024 Updated: 8th Jul, 2024   0

A SHOPPER in Redditch’s Tesco Extra was left disgusted by the sight and smell of raw sewage.

Jane Hanson contacted the Standard to say that, whilst shopping for her groceries last Saturday morning she could see waste matter seeping across the floor at the superstore on Coldfield Drive.

She questioned why the shop was still allowed to be open and accused the UK’s largest supermarket group of failing to take health and safety issues seriously.

“Tesco has a responsibility to maintain a safe and hygienic environment for its customers.

“Why is the store open? Surely this is a health and safety risk?

“The smell is unbearable, the shop staff don’t seem able to do anything and I felt awful for them having to work in such a dangerous environment.

“When I left it had gone beyond the barriers put up near the dairy aisle.”

Jane also queried what would happen to the food and whether it would be sold.

“Tesco makes more than enough money to keep sewage away from food,” she added.

A Tesco spokesperson confirmed the Redditch Extra store experienced a waste water leak on Saturday and remained open while maintenance resolved the issue.

They added affected areas were closed off to customers while they were deep cleaned.

The supermarket chain has forecast a £2.8billion profit for2024/25.


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