A HEALTHCARE professional who was trying to buy medical supplies for a patient was turned away and told he was ‘nothing special’ by shop staff.

The healthcare worker, who’s identity has been protected, had dashed to town to buy supplies that they been unable to source from a local pharmacy.

However, upon arriving at the Sainsbury’s store, in Shepherds Spring Lane, he was told he was ‘nothing special’ and would have to queue with everyone else.

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