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Fenland Police issue reminder on basic code for shoppers after a shop worker was allegedly attacked

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Fenland Police have launched an investigation after a member of staff at Tesco in March was allegedly assaulted by a customer on Friday (20).

In a statement issued via their Facebook Page Sgt Andy Morris issued a reminder on the "basic code of conduct while shopping" following the incident in which the Tesco worker was allegedly grabbed by the neck and assaulted and intimidated.

He said: "What is acceptable: Only taking two product items as directed. Understanding you are not the only person who needs food hydration and every day essentials. Smiling at the staff and saying thank you for their hard work.

Police are investigating after a Tesco worker was allegedly assaulted.
Police are investigating after a Tesco worker was allegedly assaulted.

"What is not acceptable: Thinking you are entitled to ignore the request of rationing. Thinking you have a right to abuse staff. They are working for you, not against you. Being discourteous to fellow shoppers.

"What is most defintely not acceptable: Grabbing a staff member by their neck, assaulting them and thinking you can intimidate them, as happened yesterday at Tesco in March.

"The most definitely not acceptable category will be investigated and a criminal investigation has now been opened.

"Be sensible, be safe , and think of others. #SmileyoureonCCTV #Needversusgreed."

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