Page last updated at 13:55 GMT, Tuesday, 29 July 2008 14:55 UK

Stab T-shirts taken off shelves

T-shirt with image of knife
The designer T-shirts cost 25

A T-shirt featuring a knife has been removed from shelves in Selfridges following a complaint by a customer.

The 25 top, which depicts a stab wound, was on sale at a designer concession in the central London store.

Janina Rout spotted the item while shopping and complained to the store saying the T-shirt glamorised violence and should be removed.

In a statement Selfridges said: "Following a complaint from a customer, a T-shirt was withdrawn from sale."

'Dagger and blood'

Ms Rout was looking for a T-shirt for a friend's son when she saw the top and complained to a member of staff.

She said: "We picked up a T-shirt... but next to it was this T-shirt with a dagger and blood running down the side of it.

"We took it to an assistant and said we felt that in the state of affairs that's going on it should be taken off the shop floor."

Ms Rout said she waited more than two weeks for a letter from Selfridges about the matter.

The incident comes two weeks after Nike withdrew a range of trainers called Air Stab from its London store.

The company said it removed the shoes from its Nike Town store in Oxford Circus "given the current climate".

A total of 16 teenagers have been stabbed to death in the city this year.


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