Tayside and Central Scotland

Dundee Asda security tags baskets as bag charge bites

Milton of Craigie Asda Image copyright Google
Image caption Baskets started disappearing from the Milton of Craigie Asda after the carrier bag charge was introduced

A Dundee supermarket has been forced to security tag baskets to stop shoppers from stealing them following the introduction of the carrier bag charge.

Asda said "a number of baskets" had disappeared from its Milton of Craigie store in the city.

A spokeswoman said the Dundee store had "reluctantly" introduced security tags on the baskets to crack down on the thefts.

The minimum charge of 5p per carrier bag was introduced on 20 October.

A spokeswoman for Asda said the measure was not being rolled out across the country.

She said: "Sadly since the introduction of the carrier bag charge we have lost a number of baskets.

"We have reluctantly introduced security tags to ensure all our customers can carry out their shopping without disruption."

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