A man had a bizarre meltdown as he ripped coverings from non-essential items in a supermarket.

Gwilym Owen, 28, was filmed as he removed plastic from items in the F&F clothing section in Bangor Tesco Extra store last night.

This comes after Wales was placed in a fire-break lockdown due to rise in coronavirus cases.

Under the rules announced by the Welsh Government supermarkets are not allowed to sell items such as clothes and electrical goods.

Owen posted the video of himself on his Facebook account, reports North Wales Live.

Dressed in a black sweatshirt, tracksuit bottoms and black and white trainers he can be seen not wearing a mask.

Gwilym Owen posted a video of himself ripping off the coverings from non-essentials items in Tesco

Owen is heard saying "since when has clothes been exempt?", "rip the f***ers off!" and "kids' f***ing clothes, it is a disgrace."

As staff attempt to challenge the man and to stop him he swore at them.

He can be heard saying: "Since when have clothes been non-essential?"

As staff tried to intervene the Owen swore at them

He and the person filming were then confronted by security staff before the video ended.

Putting the video on Facebook, Owen explained: "I don't care about the backlash that I may get from this. We're heading into winter now and who would have thought clothes for children weren't essential?"

He added: "I'm sure there are people out there who can barely afford heating in their houses and now they want to stop people buying clothes in supermarkets.

In a lengthy Facebook post explaining his actions he urged the public to "wake up and have a back bone"

"I don't expect everyone to do what I've done here but I do expect everyone to know that denying the public clothing is nothing but immoral and inhuman."

Owen thinks the public should "wake up and have a backbone" amidst the ongoing coronavirus restrictions.

"Things will only get worse if we don't make any effort in stopping this madness."

The post continued: "I'm not prepared to live in a society where they can take basic human needs away like being able to buy new clothes, especially for children."

A spokesperson for Tesco said: “Under new restrictions set out by the Welsh Government, we are currently unable to sell ‘non-essential’ items in our stores.

"Our colleagues have worked hard to put these measures in place and we ask that customers please respect these restrictions.”

North Wales Police have been contacted for comment.