Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Police appeal after supermarket worker slapped across the face with a large bream

Police in Lancashire have issued CCTV images of a man and a woman they need to trace after a shop worker was slapped across the face with a fish in an Accrington supermarket. The incident took place at around 3pm on Tuesday 4th February at the Asda store.

The 52-year-old victim was working behind the fish counter when a young woman has approached the stall to ask about different fish. Without warning the woman has picked up a large bream from the fish stall and slapped the worker across the face before running out of the store.

The victim believes the incident was being filmed on a mobile phone by a man stood nearby who also ran from the scene when challenged. The woman is described as being Irish and aged between 15 and 18 with blonde, shoulder-length untidy hair. She was wearing dark jeans and a blue coat with white cuffs, white down the front and a red collar with ‘I love PB’ on the left breast pocket.

The man is described as being around the same age, 5ft 8in tall, wearing a dark coat and dark grey trousers and boots. PC Graham Hartley said: “This behaviour is completely unacceptable and I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this incident or recognises either the man or the woman pictured in the CCTV images to come forward.

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