A Tesco cashier’s homophobic outburst has stunned shoppers at a store in East London.

‘Gay people shouldn’t have babies’ said the Tesco worker in front of shocked shoppers.

Natalie Rivans and her girlfriend Helen Embleton were queuing up to pay for their shopping at Tesco Extra in Surrey Quays on Saturday January 3, when a cashier made the comment after serving a pregnant woman and her lesbian partner in front of them.

They claim the cashier said that being gay “is wrong”. After being challenged, the worker allegedly added that is was “free country so I can say what I like!” and “all gay people should die alone”.

Tesco has since apologised. A Tesco spokesperson said: “Following inappropriate comments in store by one of our colleagues we have apologised to the customers involved and an internal investigation is now under way… We work hard to make sure that everyone is welcome at Tesco and put great emphasis on celebrating diversity and ensuring that we are an inclusive place to work and shop… Any remarks or actions from our colleagues which are not in line with these beliefs are not acceptable and will not be tolerated.”

Now, Rivans has told PinkNews that the store manager of the branch had contact her to ask if they can meet with them tomorrow, extending an apology for the January 3rd incident.

She said: “I think it’s an apology personally. However I would like to know how were moving forward with the issue and what he’s changing policy as procedure wise to ensure no one else has to go through what we did.”