Sainsbury's worker under fire from mum over gesture to autistic boy, 3

One mother was furious after a Sainsbury worker “snapped her fingers” on her autistic son.

The mother says the supermarket clerk made a gesture for her three-year-old boy to get him to speak.

Corinne Bryan struck Sainsbury’s after claiming a worker snipped her fingers at her autistic son.

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Caleb, three, was diagnosed with autism 18 months ago.

The 27-year-old told GrimsbyLive : “Luke had taken Caleb with him and one of the workers – who knows the situation and has tried to speak to Caleb before – clicked in front of his face and said ‘No, not today’ and then just walked away.

“To be honest, I hated that anyone would act like that. No child needs to talk to someone if they really don’t want to.

“Luke said he said something, but right now he couldn’t quite believe what had happened.

“Luke was incredibly upset and frustrated with the worker then and still is.”

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“I was a mixture of anger, frustration and confusion – I just can’t believe anyone would act like this,” she added.

“Later I got excited by all of this. You feel like you are trying so hard to prevent these things from happening and it makes you even more worried about the future.

“I’m just glad Caleb doesn’t fully understand the situation as I would hate it if that happened to him.

“I don’t think this type of behavior is acceptable to anyone, let alone someone with a disability.

“I’m still shocked and angry to be honest.

A Sainsbury’s spokesman said: “We are committed to treating all of our customers with respect and we are urgently investigating this incident.

“We apologize for any excitement that may have been caused.”

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