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Man in Spider-Man costume terrorised Tesco store weeks before Asda brawl

A supermarket was terrorised by an aggressive man in a Spider-Man outfit weeks before a sickening brawl at an Asda which sparked a police probe.

Footage has emerged on YouTube showing a man in the superhero costume on top of a frozen food cabinet appearing to fight a man in a karate outfit.

He shouted “Come on then you f****** c****” at shocked customers.

Tesco chiefs suspect the incident could be linked to a Tik Tok account suspected of being behind sickening violence at another supermarket in Clapham, South London, this week.

A source at Tesco told the Daily Mail: “We think it is the same group of people and are looking into what action was taken.”

The Mail reports that the footage was shared on an account featuring other stunts in supermarkets, including a flour fight.

A man in a Spider-Man outfit is seen on top of a freezer cabinet

It is thought they believe the more outlandish their actions, the more it will be viewed.

As The Mirror reported yesterday, horrific video taken weeks later showed terrifying violence unfold in front of customers at an Asda store.

Six people were injured in the incident, which saw a man in a Spider Man outfit lash out repeatedly at workers, including a female staff member who was punched to the ground.

In another horrific scene a man in a wheelchair was smashed over the head with a heavy object and punched by two men, causing him to topple over.

The Spider-Man suited man climbed onto a freezer with a man in a karate kit
The Spider-Man suited man climbed onto a freezer with a man in a karate kit

Shocked onlookers initially thought it was a social media prank as the group, which also included a man dressed as Ali G and another as Batman, confronted a lone security officer on the shop floor.

The man dressed as Spider Man was seen shoving the worker in the fresh produce section, before shouting obscenities at another.

He then walks through a double door leading to a stock room, where a violent brawl unfolds.

Man in Spider-Man costume terrorised Tesco store weeks before Asda brawl
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The man is shown punching at least two staff members, including one on the ground, before battering rivals with a pole.

A pallet is seen being thrown at him during the brawl.

In another sickening scene, a woman in the group slaps a staff member, who responds by shoving her to the ground.

At this point the man dressed as Spider Man emerges again, aiming a high kick at the supermarket worker before punching her in the face, causing her to collapse.

In a separate incident in an Asda store, a man is seen kicking a worker in the face
In a separate incident in an Asda store, a man is seen kicking a worker in the face

Sickening scenes were shared on social media
Sickening scenes were shared on social media

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police told the Mirror:”Police were called at 22:40hrs on Thursday, 22 July to reports of a group of people involved in a disturbance at a supermarket on Lavender Hill, SW11.

“Officers attended along with London Ambulance Service.

“A woman in her 20s was taken to hospital with a minor injury. A further five people were treated at the scene.

“Five people were arrested in connection with the incident:

– A 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray and violent disorder
– A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray and violent disorder
– A 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm, grievous bodily harm, affray and violent disorder
– An 18-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of affray and violent disorder
– A 17-year-old girl was arrested on suspicion of affray and violent disorder

“They were subsequently bailed to a date in mid-August.”

Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101 or tweet @MetCC quoting CAD 7883/22Jul.


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