- DAILYMAIL - Oct 24, 2020 -
A shopper was filmed ripping down covers in Tesco in Bangor on Friday night
It comes as shops are not allowed to sell some goods under the Welsh lockdown
Wales was plunged into a draconian 'firebreak' lockdown from 6pm Friday night
It will last 17 days, people will be asked to stay home and buy only essential items
A 28-year-old man has been charged with criminal damage and breaching coronavirus regulations after plastic sheets were torn off banned 'non-essential' goods in a Welsh supermarket.
Video posted on social media showed covers being ripped down at the store in Tesco in Bangor on Friday night, where staff had wrapped up items deemed not important by the country's government.
North Wales Police said Gwilym Owen, from Anglesey, has been further charged with several public order offences.
He is due before magistrates on Caernarfon on November 24.
The man in the clip, who was not wearing a mask, shouted: 'Since when have clothes been exempt?, rip the f***ers off... kids' f***ing clothes, it is a disgrace.'
A security staff member approached him and he replied: 'Since when has clothing not been essential.'
The store worker, who was wearing a face covering, confronted him over an F&F label stall while the cameraman ran away from another employee.
Wales was plunged into a draconian 'firebreak' lockdown at 6pm on Friday and it is expected to wreck the Welsh economy.
Under the move, which will last 17 days, people have to stay home and leave only for a limited reasons, including exercise, buying essential goods or to provide care.
However, some 17,000 people have signed a petition for the Welsh Government to reduce the restrictions.