Man knocked out in single punch by ASDA security guard and dragged across floor by his hoodie 1 month ago

Man knocked out in single punch by ASDA security guard and dragged across floor by his hoodie

Police have appealed for information about the incident

Police are investigating an incident at an Asda store in Essex where a security guard appears to knock a man out with a single punch.

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In CCTV footage, a man in a grey hoodie can be seen entering the store and approaching the security guard. He then appears to be knocked out with a single punch.

It is unclear why the security guard punched the man, although there are unproven suggestions he was carrying a blade. The security guard then drags him out of the Asda on North Shoebury Road.

Police said they were called to reports of a disturbance where a man was assaulted at about 6.10pm on September 28.

An Asda spokesperson told the Mirror: “We do not tolerate violence in our stores and are investigating the incident in our Shoeburyness store as well as supporting the police fully with their enquiries.

"As this is an ongoing police investigation we cannot provide any further comment at this time.”

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The doorman has since spoken out about the incident, claiming the man was 'threatening to kill shoppers'.

Speaking to the Sun, Danny Anderson said: "He had made three threats to life. I just kept my calm. I am there to protect staff and shoppers and anyone in the store.

"Hundreds of customers were in the shop at the time. We were very busy and I just thought at the time, 'if I need to I can barricade the doors'.

"He came storming back in then threatened to shoot and stab me. He clenched his hand and came towards me but I kept my calm to protect my colleagues and shoppers."

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An ambulance was reportedly called after the incident but the man fled the scene before it arrived.

Essex Police said in a statement: "We are investigating following an incident in Shoeburyness.

"We were called to the Asda store in North Shoebury Road at 6.10pm on 28 September to reports of a disturbance where a man in his 20s was assaulted.

"If you have any information you can submit a report online or use the 'Live Chat' button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

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"Please quote the crime reference number 42/212023/21.

"You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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