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Clapham: five people arrested after violent brawl in supermarket involving man disguised as Spider-Man | UK News

Five people have been arrested after a violent brawl in a supermarket involving a man dressed as Spider-Man.

Video footage posted to social media showed a female staff member being kicked in the throat and punched in the face by the man in a suit.

Metropolitan Police said they were called to an Asda near Clapham Junction, south London, at 10:40 p.m. on Thursday following reports of a disruption.

In the video, people could be heard screaming and a woman shouted “Oh my God!”.

A second clip showed fighting in the warehouse area, with several people in Asda clothing and others in costumes.

Someone in a wheelchair appeared to be near the fray.

The man in the Spider-Man suit also appeared to use a crutch to hit people.

A woman in her 20s was taken to hospital with minor injuries, while five others were treated at the scene.

Two men aged 37 and 35, an 18-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl were arrested on suspicion of a brawl and violent disturbance.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm, grievous bodily harm, brawl and violent disturbance.

A spokesperson for Asda said on Friday: “We are aware of an incident which took place at our store in Clapham Junction late last night.

“We do not tolerate any form of violence or abuse towards colleagues or clients and we work closely with the police in their investigations.”

The GMB union said its members were among those involved and representatives were at the store on Friday to offer their support.

Lead organizer Mark Wilkinson said: “GMB cannot strongly condemn the actions of these people and we thank the police for their speed with which they have arrived to help protect our members from further harm.

“The video footage is absolutely horrific and we are providing all necessary support to any member who was affected in the incident.”

He added: “Unfortunately, GMB is only too aware that if Clapham Junction is a …

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This notice was published: 2021-07-23 18:45:00

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