Meat sale sparks near riot in Tesco

An ugly scene broke out in a Tesco store in Northampton as customers milled around staff merchandising reduced price meat. 

Filmed and put on Youtube by a concerned shopper, customers were repeatedly asked to give the staff space and allow them to move out of the way. Once the staff had finished stocking the reduced price area, customers then piled in, grabbing meat products and pushing each other out of the way.

There were no reports of any injuries in the incident.

A Tesco spokesperson said: “The safety of our customers and colleagues is of paramount importance to us. The manager of the store has conducted a thorough investigation and will take steps to prevent a similar situation happening again. We are continually trying to improve the way we deal with surplus food, this includes making better reductions earlier in the day to make it easier for customers and colleagues in the evening."  

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