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Maura Higgins, 29, left furious after 'rude' Tesco employee bans her from buying wine without ID

MAURA Higgins was left furious after a "rude" Tesco employee banned her from buying wine without ID.

The 29-year-old fumed it was "really f***ing annoying" to be refused at the checkout.

And it was only afterwards fans pointed out she was wearing a necklace with her birth date 1990.

Maura said in an Instagram video: "I'm literally in Tesco. I was asked for ID while buying wine. I said to the lady, 'I'm 29, turn 30 next month'.

"And she said 'there's not much I can do', very rude.

"It's a compliment in a way that I look run, but in another way what if I really wnated a glass of wine tonight. It's really f***ing annoying."

Tesco staff follow a strict Think 25 policy to avoid selling alcohol to those. under the legal age restrictions.

The supermarket says: "We have strong systems in place to ensure we do not sell to underage customers, including our ‘Think 25’ policy to help staff know when to ask for ID and refuse a sale where appropriate.

"We also use checkout prompts, including a date of birth, to support our colleagues when checking ID on alcoholic and low alcoholic and alcohol free variants of alcoholic brands.

"Our colleagues are trained to understand their responsibilities and this training is reviewed regularly. We also use mystery shoppers to test whether our cashiers are correctly challenging customers to prove their age."

After posting the video, Maura was bombarded with messages from fans who reminded her about which necklace she was wearing.

She said: "Loads of people have pointed out my necklace says 1990, I didn't even realise that at the time…"

Unfortunately for Maura, she left the shop empty-handed.

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