Two women wanted after Spar shop worker is spat at in Plungington Road

Police want to speak to two women who were filmed on CCTV spitting at a shop worker in Preston.

By Matthew Calderbank
Friday, 1st May 2020, 12:08 pm

Officers were called to the Spar shop in Plungington Road at around 6.45pm on April 23 after reports that the women had spat at a member of staff.

The incident has been captured on CCTV and the Spar store has shared the footage on social media.

The shop, which is owned and operated by Preston-based Lawrence Hunt & Co, tweeted: "Trying to restrict numbers in our Plungington Road store, a group of individuals gathered drinking (not purchased from us) were denied access, the second lady then spat in our supervisor's face - @LancsPolice what would have happened if a police office was spat at? - we need support."

Police want to identify these two women after a shop worker was spat at in Spar in Plungington Road at around 6.45pm on April 23

A Spar UK spokesperson added: "At SPAR UK we take the safety of our staff very seriously and will not tolerate intimidation or threats as they work to serve the community during these challenging times.

"The incident at the Plungington Road store in Preston was reported to the police who are investigating the matter."

Lancashire Police is now appealing to the public to help identify the women in the footage, with the incident being treated as an assault.

A police spokesman said: "We are appealing for information after a worker was spat at in a Preston shop.

"Police were called around 6.45pm on April 23 to reports of an assault at Spar on Plungington Road.

"A group of men and women were queuing to enter the store when two of the women became abusive with staff.

"One of the women threatened to harm a female staff worker, with the second woman then spitting at the woman.

"The women then made off from the scene.

"Following CCTV enquiries we are keen to speak to these two women, pictured, in connection with the incident."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or email [email protected] quoting log 1213 of April 23