A woman shopping for skinny jeans in Primark claims she was called 'f****** fat' - by a STAFF member.

Jasmin Holton, 35, says her confidence was destroyed by the alleged outburst - and claims the employee also said: "People should kill themselves before letting themselves get that fat."

Primark is investigating the complaint which left Jasmin "feeling horrible" about herself.

Jasmin says she hung her head under the onslaught and carried on browsing at the store in Taunton, Somerset.

She said: "I'd planned this trip a little while ago as my best friend and I had two days out planned.

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"Busy staff were all over the shop - but when I got to the jeans section one particular staff member kept looking at me strangely.

"At first I didn't think much of it and carried on browsing.

"I looked at a few different items and made a comment to my friend that the high waisted jeans were lovely.

"My friend and I then continued browsing in slightly different directions.

"As I got closer to this staff member, a young lady sat on the floor tidying up the clothing made the first nasty comment aimed at me.

"She said 'High-waisted? How can anyone so f****** fat buy skinny jeans'. I made eye contact with her but was too taken aback to retort.

"I hung my head down and carried on browsing, trying not to let it get to me. Then came another comment: 'People should kill themselves before letting themselves get that fat'."

She added: "I didn't want to even look at any more items in that area and went on to find my friend.

"I always consider myself to be quite resilient and not let things get to me, however on this occasion they really upset me.

"I am fully aware that I am overweight. However, the clothing in the store more than adequately fits me.

"I was really sad and angry. I felt generally really horrible about myself."

Jasmin, from Bridgwater, Somerset., complained to Primark after her experience on April 5.

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Primark said in response: "We work very hard to ensure our teams provide our customers with the highest level of customer care and we are sorry to hear of the level of customer service you experienced on this occasion.

"We assure you your comments have been shared with the management in our Taunton store to address.

"We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for taking the time to write to us and for bringing these issues to our attention."

A Primark spokesperson added: "Primark always aims to deliver a positive shopping experience and we were sorry to hear a customer was unhappy following a visit to our Taunton store.

"We are in contact with the customer and are investigating their complaint."