Streetly Tesco worker injured as thug punches and shatters checkout screen


A foul-mouthed thug punched a supermarket checkout screen – causing it to shatter and injure a worker.

Police have issued an appeal to trace a man and woman following the incident on October 31.

Staff at Tesco Express on Chester Road, Streetly, were ‘abused’ by a man who was reportedly ‘shouting and swearing’.

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He then punched a screen at a counter, causing it to shatter and injure a member of staff.

West Midlands Police have issued CCTV images of the pair they want to trace in connection with the 10pm incident.

The force has urged anyone who recognises the couple to call 101.

A Walsall Police appeal read: “Do you recognise this man and woman? We want to speak to them after staff were abused at Tesco Express on Chester Road, Walsall, between 10pm – 10.30pm on Saturday, 31 October.

“A man who was shouting and swearing punched a screen at the counter, causing it to shatter and leaving a staff member with a minor injury.

“Enquiries continue and anyone with information is asked to contact us via live chat at between 8am and midnight, or call 101 anytime. Crimestoppers can be called anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please quote crime reference 20WS/267615R/20.”

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