Frances Quinn: Great British Bake Off winner ‘banned from Waitrose’ after being accused of shoplifting

Show’s 2013 winner was approached by store detectives after she appeared to not pay for her shopping

Adam White
Friday 08 May 2020 08:43
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The Great British Bake Off winner Frances Quinn was “banned from Waitrose” after being accused of shoplifting, it has been claimed.

Quinn, who won the long-running baking show in 2013, was approached by store detectives on suspicion of not paying for her shopping.

According to The Sun, Quinn was questioned by police after they were alerted by the store, and she was later banned from the premises after handing back the goods.

A spokesperson for Leicestershire Police confirmed that a 38-year-old woman had been banned from entering the premises over claims of shoplifting.

“A woman had entered the shop and was detained when she tried to leave without paying for goods,” the spokesperson said.

“She admitted her involvement to officers and the ­matter was dealt with by way of a community resolution.”

A community resolution means no formal police record is issued for the offender.

The Independent has approached Quinn for comment.

Quinn won Bake Off’s fourth series in 2013, triumphing over fellow finalists Ruby Tandoh and Kimberly Wilson. She released a book, Quinntessential Baking, in 2015.

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