MAn ChArgED AftEr AssAult in Busy City supErmArkEt
Paramedics treat four people at the scene
A man has appeared in court after three people were injured in an alleged assault at a busy Peterborough supermarket. Police were called at 10.45am on Monday, January 9, to reports of violence at Morrisons in Lincoln Road, Peterborough.
A number of police cars and ambulances were spotted outside the Walton store following the reports.
A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: “Three people were assaulted as a result of the incident.”
It is thoughtbothshoppers and staff were injured in the incident.
Four people had to receive medical attention from para- medics at the scene.
The Cambridgeshire police spokesman said Marian Carcel, (37), of no known ad- dress, has been charged with two counts of assault by beating and one count of causing actual bodily harm (ABH).
HeappearedatCambridge Magistrates’CourtonTuesday January 10. He was remandedinto custodyat the hearing, and will next appear at PeterboroughCrownCourtonFebruary 7.
A spokesman for Morrisons said they were working with police following the incident. He said: “Our stores should be safe and welcoming places to work and shop.
“We have a zero tolerance approach to anti-social behaviourandarehelpingpolice with their enquiries.”
A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said they treated four people at the scene, although no-one needed to be taken to hospital for any further treatment. A number of pigs had to be put down after a lorry carryingdozensoftheanimals overturned.
The lorry, which was taking about 180 pigs to an abattoir in Spalding, was involved in a collision on the A16 at Cowbit at about 11am yesterday.
A spokesman for Lincolnshire police said a vet was called to the scene to check on the animals’ welfare.
However, 20 animals had to be put down as a result of the accident.
The road was closed for a number of hours while investigations took place and emergency services worked at the scene.
It is thought high winds may have contributed to the crash, although accidentinvestigations are still ongoing.
Emergency services parked outside the supermarket following the attack