Fury at scantily-clad women on Walsall billboard

A large billboard advertising a gentlemen's club featuring scantily-clad women is causing a stir. Mother-of-two Melissa Jevon has vowed to start a petition after spotting the advert for Angels, which is based in West Bromwich.

Fury at scantily-clad women on Walsall billboard

Mrs Jevon, aged 47, who lives in Walsall has complained to the Advertising Standards Authority and also contacted Walsall South MP Valerie Vaz. She said the advert was 'intimidating' and 'insulting.'

The billboard is situated along the Wolverhampton Road, just off junction 10 of the M6 in Walsall. Mrs Jevon said: "I've been talking to a lot of people about this billboard and they are all very angry. Although I accept it's a legitimate business, the advert is massive. Advertisers should be more subtle."

Mrs Jevon said she is starting a petition in a bid to get the advert removed permanently. She added: "I've complained to the Advertising Standards Authority.

"They wrote back to say the advert did not display any explicit images or text. They also wrote in the letter that the advert is not within 100 metres of a school. The thing is, kids are seeing this advert. It's laughable when the Government and local authority are both teaching children about the dangers of pornography."

Mrs Jevon spotted the same advert while driving along another part of the Wolverhampton Road a few weeks ago in Walsall.

Mrs Jevon, who is a nurse by profession but not working, said the poster was taken down a few days later but then she saw the same one close to Reedswood Retail Park in Walsall.

She added: "I bring my two teenage daughters children along the Wolverhampton Road from school. It's not good that's it's in full view."

Angels was unavailable to comment today.

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