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Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

Asda customer has been arrested after he us believed to have attempted to jump a queue of shoppers.

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.”

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