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A POP­U­LAR bar has come un­der fire for host­ing an un­der 18’s Valentine’s event which en­cour­ages young­sters to have SEX – called ‘Pop Ya Cherry Par­ties’.

Teens are be­ing tar­geted by new events com­pany ‘Pop Ya Cherry Par­ties’ who are hold­ing their first night in an ex­clu­sive mem­bers bar on Feb 13 for teenagers aged 14 to 18.

The party organisers de­scribe them­selves as “the new­est and most ex­cit­ing provider of un­der 18s club­bing in the UK” and claim to throw par­ties that “top even the best over 18s nights in the world”.

But out­raged lo­cals have seen an on­slaught of posters ad­ver­tis­ing the night at a bar in Esher, Sur­rey, with “piles” of them plas­tered across a bus stop in nearby Ted­ding­ton – which is reg­u­larly used by school chil­dren.

They be­lieve the “Pop Ya Cherry” metaphor is di­rectly pro­mot­ing un­der­age sex and is OUT­RAGED: Thomas Fo­ran par­tic­u­larly en­cour­ag­ing vul­ner­a­ble young girls to lose their vir­gini­ties pre­ma­turely.

Thomas Fo­ran, 34, said: “I was re­ally shocked by it – it’s ob­vi­ously en­cour­ag­ing teens to have un­der­age sex, and it’s wrong.

“The term ‘pop ya cherry’ in par­tic­u­lar ob­vi­ously im­plies that if you’re a vir­gin you should go there to have sex.”

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