A FURIOUS protester chained himself to a rail outside Tesco supermarket on Friday after his wife was told she couldn’t use the staff toilets.
Seething Solihull roofer and inventor Ray Dyke, from Leafield Road, vented his frustration at the Sheldon outlet after staff had refused to let his desperate wife Norma go to the toilet during their weekly visit to the store.
The 72-year-old cursed workers for their ‘unthoughful and inconsiderate’ approach and called for the introduction of a public toilet.
“It’s disgusting that they couldn’t let Norma use the toilet and it’s an issue that needs to be addressed,” said Mr Dyke.
“Staff simply told me there is no way she could use the toilet.
“Thousands of people go there each week and there should be a toilet on site.”
Mr and Mrs Dyke have been visiting the store for years and have seen it change ownership on a number of occasions.
The pair visit the retail giant every Thursday but Mr Dyke was so angry last week he decided to return on Friday to protest.
But after wrapping a metal chain and a bike lock around his ankle and attaching it to a rail outside the Coventry Road store, two police officers arrived to move him on.
“I hid the key in my sock but when the officers threatened to call the fire service I knew enough was enough,” said Mr Dyke.
“I just hope they get something sorted because the current situation is disgusting.”
A spokeswoman for Tesco said they were very sorry for the trouble caused to Mrs Dyke and have since sent her a bunch of flowers.
“The reason staff usually say no is due to health and safety but we are looking into the introduction of a public toilet as part of next year’s refresh plan.”