Tesco security guard threatened ‘with knife’ when enforcing coronavirus system

PUBLISHED: 16:35 09 April 2020 | UPDATED: 16:35 09 April 2020

A man police would like to speak with after a Tesco security guard was threatened with a knife when trying to enforce coronavirus guidelines. Picture: Cambs Cops

A man police would like to speak with after a Tesco security guard was threatened with a knife when trying to enforce coronavirus guidelines. Picture: Cambs Cops

Archant

A supermarket security guard was threatened to be stabbed after he tried to enforce new shopping guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic.

A man police would like to speak with after a Tesco security guard was threatened with a knife when trying to enforce coronavirus guidelines. Picture: Cambs Cops A man police would like to speak with after a Tesco security guard was threatened with a knife when trying to enforce coronavirus guidelines. Picture: Cambs Cops

The guard at Tesco Express on Christ’s Lane in Cambridge tried to explain the shop’s new one-way system to a man before he as threatened on Monday, April 6.

Police say the man threatened to stab the security guard and anybody else who got within a metre of him before putting his hand in his pocket, indicating he was armed.

No weapon was seen and the man eventually left the store on a black mountain bike in the direction of the bus station.

PC Luke Charlton said: “I am appealing for anybody who recognises the man photographed or has any information about the incident to get in touch.

“The security guard was simply doing his job, enforcing government guidelines to ensure public and staff safety, and was confronted with unprovoked threatening behaviour.”

Anyone who recognises the man or has information regarding the incident should call police on 101 quoting 35/23842/20 or visit the police website via: www.cambs.police.uk/

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 or via: crimestoppers-uk.org/


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ely Standard. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ely Standard