Recently by Fionnuala Bourke
SECURITY guards have kicked three elderly British Legion poppy selllers out of a shopping centre.
World War Two Royal Navy veteran Leslie Downard, 80, his wife Phyllis, 76, and former TA soldier Joan Anderson, 78, were shaken when confronted by the guards.
They claimed, falsely, the three only had the right to collect in the Eden Centre, in High Wycombe, Bucks, for four days and not the 14 they intended.
Nick Warren, marketing manager for the centre, said the ban was imposed because the guards did not think the sellers had charity licences to operate for two weeks.
He said: "It was a complete misunderstanding. I can only apologise."