Search icon


04th Oct 2022

JD Sports security guard takes on gang of four on his own and absolutely owns them

Charlie Herbert

JD Sports security guard takes on gang of four on his own and absolutely owns them

JD Sports are investigating the incident

A crazy 4-on-1 brawl kicked off inside a JD Sports in Westfield, East London, after a security guard caught a gang of teenagers trying to shoplift.

Footage has been shared online of the incident, which sees the guard take on all four of the shoplifters.

The guard can be seen punching the gang, before grabbing one and headbutting them.

One of the group then grabs a pole in the background to try and hit the guard with.

JD Sports and the shopping centre have both confirmed they are looking into the incident.

Alyson Hodkinson, General Manager at Westfield Stratford City said via the Birmingham Mail: “Unfortunately after an alleged attempted shoplifting incident inside JD Sports an altercation between a number of youths and the JD Sports security officer spilled out onto the mall.

“As soon as Westfield security officers were made aware they attended the scene to dissolve the situation. The safety of our customers, retailers and employees is of utmost importance to us and our officers are skilled to deal with difficult situations, regularly undertaking training to maintain safety within our malls at all times.

“We are meeting with JD Sports to discuss the incident and we will look to how we can share best practices with their team and continue to support retailers with security matters.”

In a statement a JD spokesperson said: “Following alleged attempted shoplifting, we are looking into an incident between five males and a security employee of a third-party contractor for JD Group at Westfield Stratford.

“At this stage, we are not in a position to comment further on the issue. We do not condone violence of any kind, and take all incidents reported to us extremely seriously.

“The safety of our colleagues and any third parties engaged by us is our number one priority, and it should never be part of anyone’s job to endure violence or abuse.”

Related links: