Island’s Tesco hit by basket ‘crime wave’

Image caption A sign at the Tesco store in Stornoway

A supermarket on the Isle of Lewis has had to withdraw its baskets after a spate of stealings, with up to 15 a week going missing.

Tesco issued a statement on Facebook saying it had more baskets on order, but that they take six weeks to arrive.

The Stornoway shop issued a plea: “If anyone has a basket, can you please return them to the store. No questions asked on return! “

Some customers suggested the baskets may be being used for gardening.

Image copyright PA Image caption Customers have suggested putting security tags on baskets to stop more from running missing

Another added: “There weren’t that many baskets in the first place, how many weeks at 15 per week has it been going on? “

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