Morrisons shopper ‘spits on pensioners saying she hopes they get coronavirus’

Morrisons shoppers claimed they saw a woman spit on an elderly shopper in the "hope they get coronavirus ".

The incident is believed to have happened at the Morrisons branch in Bury Road, Bolton on March 25, Manchester Evening News reports.

Police were called to the branch at around 4.45pm and were confronted with angry shoppers.

A witness told the publication they saw the woman spit on people queuing inside the store, some pensioners, who are among those deemed “vulnerable” during the crisis.

She was also seen allegedly spitting on a security guard who was called to remove her from the store.

The witness, who did not wish to be named, told Manchester Evening News: "It took several people to restrain her.

"A woman who helped restrain her is now on her way to hospital.

"She was spitting on pensioners and the security guard, saying I hope you all get coronavirus.

"Even when she was bleeding she was doing it, it’s not very nice.

"The police came and managed to restrain her at a later date across from the retail park on a pathway.

"She must have had a hell of a fight in her because it’s quite a way from the entrance to the Morrisons to the other side of the road."

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police: "We were called at 4.46pm to Morrisons on Bury Road to reports of women fighting.

"There is nothing to suggest that this was related to COVID-19."

The alleged attack comes after a tumultuous week for supermarkets, who experienced shortages of essential items due to coronavirus panic buying.

As a result, major retailers such as Morrisons, Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury’s were forced to work with the Government to relax trading competition laws and work to feed the nation as quickly, and peacefully as possible.

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