A LOCAL newsagent has an astounding array of pornographic magazines, it has emerged.
Despite having the outward appearance of a conventional news agency, Cheltenham-based R Hobbs News has four shelves devoted to pornography, more than half of its total magazine stock.
Builder Tom Logan said: “It’s run by a nice old couple but it’s practically a sex shop.
“A sex shop that also sells sweets, poor quality children’s toys and A4 ring binders.”
Visitors reported seeing all the commonplace pornographic magazines like Penthouse and Playboy alongside more obscure titles like Viking and ‘value selection packs’ containing three magazines in a plastic bag.
Pharmacist Emma Bradford said: “I’ve never seen anybody buy one, apparently there is an oldish man in a cowboy hat who comes down once a month and sweeps up the lot.”
Shop owner Roy Hobbs said: “All I care about is whether or not you are buying anything.
“Like the sign says, this isn’t a library.”