London, Feb 6 (ANI): An eight-year-old British boy, who wanted to buy eggs for his mother, was left very upset when he was told by staff at his local Spar that he could not do so.
William Broadbent of Penistone, South Yorks, was close to tears after he went back home and told his mother Katrina, 42, about it.
"He was upset because he thought the assistant believed he was going to do something silly like throw them at someone," the Daily Star quoted an angry Katrina as saying.
"He would never do anything like that. He was on a normal errand so I could make Yorkshire puddings. He is a polite, well-mannered boy.
"When I went to the shop they said it was company policy not to sell eggs to little boys. But what sort of policy is that? It implies he is some sort of vandal," she stated.
But a Spar spokesman said that it was a long-standing policy.
"We have a long-standing policy relating to the purchase of eggs by children due to repeated incidents of damaged property in the area," he added. (ANI)