Man removed from Asda at South Shields for 'causing disruption' at supermarket during coronavirus lockdown

Police officers had to “take a man home” from Asda in South Shields to prevent a breach of the peace.

Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 3:50 pm
Updated Thursday, 2nd April 2020, 7:20 pm

Northumbria Police confirmed that officers were called to the town’s branch of the supermarket on Wednesday, April 1 as shoppers queued for goods.

A force spokeswoman said: “Shortly before 6pm yesterday, officers were alerted to a man causing a disruption at the Asda on Coronation Street, South Shields.

“Officers took the man home to prevent a breach of the peace.”

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