Sir Paul McCartney's estranged wife Heather Mills is suffering further embarrassment in the British press after reports she was evicted from a supermarket over a 20-year-old shoplifting ban. Mills, who has been lambasted in tabloid newspapers since the marriage breakdown for her alleged pornographic past, was reportedly booted out of a Sainsbury's supermarket in Tyne and Wear, northern England, at the weekend (23-24SEP06). British newspaper The Sun claims a store worker recognised the former model after she was caught shoplifting there as a teenager. However, a Sainsbury's spokesman rubbishes reports of a ban, insisting, "We can confirm Heather Mills MCCartney would be most welcome to shop in any of our stores." Mills has made no secret of her criminal past. In her autobiography OUT ON A LIMB she reveals, "By 10 I was an old hand. Pinching food was really quite easy, I discovered."