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Appeal for witnesses after violent disorder at Walton-on-Thames Sainsbury's

News   •   Feb 19, 2019 09:55 GMT

Police are urgently appealing for witnesses following reports of violent disorder at a Sainsbury’s supermarket in Walton-on-Thames last night (18 February).

We were called shortly before 10pm last night following reports that a gang of youths had entered the shop, one of whom was reported to be carrying a knife.

The group are alleged to have attacked a man outside of the shop and thrown bottles at him.

Four males, aged between 17 and 19, were arrested. One was detained in the entrance to the shop while three others were arrested after a brief foot chase.

During the arrest, one officer was assaulted. The 18-year-old suspect was further arrested for assault on police.

We have released the CCTV image of a male we would like to speak to in relation to the offence. He is described as:

  • White
  • Around 16-18 years old
  • 5ft 11 tall
  • Large build.
  • Brown hair
  • Sergeant James Edwards said: “Thanks to the quick work of officers, we were able to detain four suspects in relation to this incident.

    “We are keen for witnesses to come forward and tell us what you saw and to help us build a better picture of what happened.

    “It is believed the suspects were in the area of the shop prior to this incident.

    “We are also keen to speak to anyone who recognises the man in the CCTV image as we believe he may be able to help us with our enquiries.”

    Please call us if you recognise the male in the CCTV. We would also like to hear from anyone with any other information, particularly if you were outside the Sainsbury’s when the incident took place, as a matter of urgency.

    If you can help, please call us on 101 (999 in emergency), or tell us online via or http://surrey.police.uk/TellUsMore quoting reference PR/45190018148.

    You can also give information, 100% anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; or through their anonymous online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

    For advice on how to stay safe on the streets, visit: https://www.surrey.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/violence/