Raid ad banned

Daily Star - - News -

A ROYAL Mail TV ad show­ing armed robbers storm­ing a bank has been banned for be­ing “too distress­ing”.

The ad­vert, in­tended to raise aware­ness of iden­tity theft, showed the raiders forc­ing cus­tomers, in­clud­ing a child, onto their knees.

Bosses at the Ad­ver­tis­ing Stan­dards Au­thor­ity said: “Through­out the scene the mem­bers of the pub­lic were shouted at ag­gres­sively and some were cry­ing.”

The watch­dog or­dered that the “distress­ing” ad not be shown again.

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