Coronavirus: Police arrest man who jumped the queue at Asda ignoring social distancing rules

As Coronavirus sweeps the UK one Asda customer in Manchester had to be arrested after he is believed to have attempted to jump a queue of shopper and then became abusive and threatening towards others forcing police to step in.

The man is believed to have ignored the Coronavirus rule of staying at least two metres away from other shoppers.

Security staff had to step in at Trafford Park Asda in Manchester when they challenged the man about his behaviour, he is then said to have become abusive and threatening.

Greater Manchester Police were called and the man was arrested for a public order offence.

Police in Trafford shared details of the arrest on social media, and say the man was detained for a public order offence.

Asda has urged customers to treat staff and other shoppers with respect following the incident on Friday and says it will not tolerate violence in stores.

GMP Stretford tweeted: “A male has been arrested for a public order offence today at¬†@asda¬†Trafford Park.

“He tried to jump the queue to pay for his items, ignoring the 2 metre rule, and when challenged by security became abusive and threatening.”