No ‘evil’ Harry Potter toys for sale

11th May 2011.'Story about Thomas Gledhill who was told by a Toyshop in Trinity Walk that they did not sell Harry Potter Lego as they were a Christian Company and did not Pedal Evil to kids.
11th May 2011.'Story about Thomas Gledhill who was told by a Toyshop in Trinity Walk that they did not sell Harry Potter Lego as they were a Christian Company and did not Pedal Evil to kids.

A MUM and her son claim they were told by a store that Lego toys they were seeking were ‘evil’.

On Tuesday Jennifer Gledhill and her eight-year-old son, Thomas, went to The Entertainer at Trinity Walk.

Thomas wanted to spend his birthday money on new Harry Potter and Ninjago Lego.

Mrs Gledhill, 40, of St John’s, asked the shop manager for help finding the toys.

She said: “He said ‘Look, we’re a Christian company, we don’t believe in teaching children evil’.

“I felt insulted as if he was trying to brand me or my son evil.

“I replied saying that I didn’t teach my son evil – he just wanted to buy some Lego.”

Ben Heath, store manager, told the Express the company did not stock any Harry Potter toys because the popular character uses witchcraft.

He said: “I would never talk to a customer like that. If any offence was caused I apologise.”