AS THE only three customers left in Morrison's superstore in Blackburn at closing time the other night, we were approached by a woman member of staff offering half-price pies, pasties, etc. from a large tray.

As we all declined the 'kind' offer, I said: "Save them for the homeless," to which she replied: "I'm afraid they all go in the bin."

This, apparently, is a common practice, not just in Blackburn, but nationwide.

I am sure such items would be greatly appreciated if they were left out every night for those who find themselves without ways or means of finding decent food.

DEAN KING, Tynwald Road, Blackburn.

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