Wales lockdown – Dad tries to get into Tesco in just his pants telling staff ‘I thought clothes weren’t essential?’

A DAD has attempted to shop at a Welsh supermarket wearing just his boxer shorts and a facemask - after clothes were deemed "non-essential".

Chris Noden, 38, was stopped by security staff as he tried to push his trolley into the Tesco store in Newport, Gwent.

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Chris Noden tried to push his trolley into the Tesco store in Newport Credit: Wales News Service But the 38-year-old was stopped by security staff Credit: Wales News Service

Today is the first full day of Wales’ "firebreak" lockdown and stores are currently unable to sell clothes to customers.

Wife Dawn, 33, filmed him as he tried to access the store saying: "Clothes are non-essential - let him in."

Dawn told the workers: "Clothes are deemed now non-essential. Your stores policy says clothes are non-essential. Let him in to buy some clothes.

"This is beyond a joke. There are children out there growing that need clothes."

But a security guard said: "He's not appropriately dressed. Go and take it up with the government." You can't come in dressed like that."

When the staff said they won't let him in, Dawn replied: "So clothes are essential to day-to-day life?" The worker said: "Of course they are."

The couple were turned away but Dawn later posted the video online.

She said: "Please note that no lockdown rules were broken, nobody was put at risk, this non-essentials list is beyond a joke! Clothes aren’t essential are they Mr Drakefold.

"Chocolate, sugar, alcohol and tobacco all classed as essential items?"

He was wearing just a pair of boxer shorts and a face mask Credit: Wales News Service His wife Dawn told the workers: "Your store's policy says clothes are non-essential. Let him in to buy some clothes." Credit: Wales News Service
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