A SUPERMARKET scuffle broke out at a Morrisons store after shoppers reportedly attacked two security guards.
Tempers ran high in the Black County branch after three youths brought a push-bike into the store, an eyewitness has said.
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A scuffle broke out in the Willenhall Morrison’s after three youths reportedly brought a push bike into the store[/caption]
Dramatic footage shows the security guards attempting to evict the youths[/caption]
Dramatic footage captured the moment the youths were escorted from the Willenhall branch near Wolverhampton after allegedly “assaulting and verbally abusing” members of staff.
The video appears to show the youths shouting and swearing during the scuffle as they try to dodge security guards.
At one point a man in a grey hoodie and black coat can be seen throwing a large box across the store as DVDs are sent crashing to the ground.
He then seems to grapple with a security guard as he tries to get the youth to leave.
Soon after, a Morrisons staff member manages to wheel the push bike out of the shop as the youths are shown the door.
West Midlands Police has urged anyone with information about the event to come forward.
A force spokesperson said: “We were called to reports of two security workers being assaulted and verbally abused at Morrisons in Willenhall at around 5.15pm on December 16.
“Neither of the men were injured but enquiries are continuing.”
DVDs and a large box were thrown across the store near Wolverhampton[/caption]
The video appears to show the men shouting and swearing at staff [/caption]
Anyone with information should contact police via Live Chat at www.west-midlands.police.uk or call 101 quoting crime reference 20WS/313352C/20.
The news comes as supermarkets continue to be packed in the run up to Christmas, with some desperate shoppers lining up at 5am this morning to get their festive goods.
Fears over food shortages mounted last night after France banned all travel to and from the UK – including freight – for 48 hours due to the mutant Covid strain.
The move has sparked panic buying across the country just four days before Christmas.
Worried Brits were pictured outside supermarkets from 5am this morning before leaving with trolleys piled high – despite authorities pleading the public not to stock-pile.
Some shoppers were seen hauling away boxes of food and drink after descending on the shops.
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But supermarkets have urged shoppers to be responsible, despite fears over the food supply.
A source for Tesco, Britain’s biggest supermarket chain, told The Telegraph: “We will not run out of food. There is no reason to panic buy.”
This morning the French Government announced that “in the next few hours” it will establish a “protocol to ensure that movement from the UK can resume”.