Thursday 22 February 2024
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Nottingham

Dominos Beeston staff spat at and threatened with wire cutters

A staff member at a pizza shop was allegedly spat at and threatened with wire cutters.

Police were called to Dominos in Derby Road, Beeston, at around 6.20pm yesterday after a man was reported to have become aggressive inside the takeaway.

It is believed that the man jumped over the counter and became abusive towards a staff member before spitting at him and threatening him with wire cutters. The suspect then fled the scene.

Officers conducted a search in the area and spotted a car that is believed to be linked to the investigation nearby. Police then located and arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of assault as part of their enquiries.

No one is believed to be injured in the incident and police are now working hard to establish the circumstances.

Inspector Simon Riley, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “It is unacceptable to threaten and intimidate people and we will always thoroughly investigate incidents of this nature with the view to action against offenders.

“This incident was terrifying for the victim and spitting at another person is an abhorrent act, made even more so by the current potential for transmission of Covid-19 and other communicable diseases. We will not tolerate this kind of behaviour in our communities.

“Officers did an excellent job to quickly locate a suspect and make an arrest as part of this case and I would ask that anyone who may have seen or heard something suspicious to get in touch as soon as possible.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 539 of 8 August 2021.