Shops warned about selling baked beans to children – Cornwall Live

Police have issued a warning to shops to beware of selling baked beans to children.

It follows the rise of a bizarre TikTok trend which has seen videos posted on social media with the #beanbandits.

The videos show children smearing baked beans on people’s driveways, doors and cars.

West Yorkshire Police has urged shop workers to be aware of youths buying large quantities of cans of beans – in case of “beaning”.

PCSO Michelle Owens said: “It has come to the attention of the police that a new trend has started by groups of youths called ‘beaning’.

“This involves youths throwing the contents of a can of beans over properties, very similar to the trend of throwing eggs at properties.

“If you work in a shop, please can you be aware of youths buying large quantities of cans of beans, if you have children living at home, please be mindful if you see them removing cans of beans from the family home.”

Last month, Surrey police launched an appeal after the village of Wonersh was targeted in the trend.

Youths targeted homes and cars in the area.

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