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Tesco launches investigation and is ‘deeply concerned’ over video of Leyland incident

Posted on - 16th April, 2024 - 1:23pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Leyland, Preston News, South Ribble Locations, South Ribble News
A still taken from the video featuring staff from Tesco in Leyland
A still taken from the video featuring staff from Tesco in Leyland

An investigation has been launched after a video appeared to show three individuals in a violent exchange with a man.

The footage, which was sent to Blog Preston by a concerned witness, shows three males in Tesco uniform, involved in the altercation with a man. The man appears to be repeatedly forced to the ground, and one person in a Tesco uniform exits the scene with the man’s bike. Items, including washing detergent, can be seen on the ground.

The video was entitled ‘Tesco staff vs shoplifter’, though Lancashire Constabulary said that the incident has not been reported to them.

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The incident took place between Preston Road and George Street in Leyland with the nearest Tesco store being the Tesco Express on Preston Road which opened in 2022.

Tesco confirmed to Blog Preston that it has launched an investigation after being made aware of the video.

A Tesco spokesperson said: “We are deeply concerned about the contents of this video, and when we became aware of this we immediately launched an investigation.”

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