Exclusive PUBLISHED: 16:39 03 December 2018 | UPDATED: 16:40 03 December 2018 Dominic Moffitt Felixstowe mayor Graham Newman with his wife Janet, the mayoress Picture: CHRIS CARNE Archant The mayor of Felixstowe has apologised over a social media post about Black Friday shoppers. Black Friday sales saw shoppers flood into town centres across Suffolk and Essex – eager to snap up deals Picture: GREGG BROWNGraham Newman posted on a Felixstowe town message board late last month, on the day of the Black Friday sales.Mr Newman’s words, posted to the board on the morning of Friday, November 23, appeared to allude to Black Friday shoppers eager to snap up deals in the town.He wrote: “So, we’re all poor and penniless? Don’t think so.“I’m down here at Lidl Walton Avenue store. Already six people in front of me, people are want a Black Friday LG TV for £199, most of them wanting two.”The post has since been deleted and Mr Newman has issued a heartfelt apology.He said: “I never meant to cause any offence and I apologise.“I never meant to insult the homeless, in fact I’m working hard to raise money for homeless charities in Felixstowe.“Maybe I chose my words poorly, I… Read full this story
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