Punk veteran Siouxsie Sioux has added her name to the list of celebrities urging bosses at a top British department store to stop selling foie gras.

Fortnum & Mason chiefs are under increasing pressure to pull the product from its shelves following a People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) campaign backed by celebrities including Sir Roger Moore, Morrissey and Ralph Fiennes.

The Siouxsie and the Banshees frontwoman has penned a letter to the store's CEO Ewan Venters urging him to follow other leading department stores and abandon the controversial pate.

She writes, "Music, fashion and taste evolve. Other iconic British shops such as Selfridges and Harvey Nichols have listened to their customers and now realise that selling foie gras is a faux pas. So please Mr Venters, get with the times and take this vile product off your shelves."