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Bub­bly un­der lock and key

A TESCO store has resorted to using a heavy-duty padlock on a fridge to stop thieves stealing champagne.


Bottles of Moet & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Lanson and Taittinger costing from £30 to £50 are displayed in the fridge in the Tesco Extra in Purley, South London.


The fridge also contains luxury vodka brands. Customers can only buy the bottles by asking a member of staff to open it.


Earlier this month it emerged a Sainsbury’s store had replaced bottles with cardboard cutouts, with signs telling customers to go to customer service if they wanted to buy them, while Morrisons has introduced a ‘buzz for booze’ button system on locked cabinets stocked with alcohol.



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