Supermarkets urged not to sell baked beans to kids amid TikTok trend – Cambridgeshire Live

Police have urged shopkeepers and employees at supermarkets not to sell baked beans to children as a result of a bizarre new TikTok trend.

The idea of ‘beaning’ took off on the social media platform, which sees users smearing the tinned staple onto cars, driveways, and doorsteps, before posting their videos with the hashtag #BeanBandits.

As a result, shops have been warned to stay vigilant if youngsters try to buy large qualities of baked beans.

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The rather unsightly trend has prompted West Yorkshire Police to issue a warning to retailers and parents, reports LancsLive.

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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 terrorised by so-called bean bandits.

In one picture, four empty cans could be seen discarded near a doorstep studded with little orange beans.

Another showed a grey car with sauce dribbling down the driver’s window, leaving an unsightly orange smudge.

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