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Accrington Asda fish slap girl says she's sorry
9:42am Wednesday 2nd April 2014 in News
A TEENAGER has been spoken to by police after she slapped a supermarket worker across the face with a fish.
The attack happened at the Asda store, in Hyndburn Road, Accrington, as the 52-year-old victim was working behind the fish counter.
The 13-year-old girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, picked up a large bream from the stall and hit the worker over the face with it before running out of the store.
The victim believed the incident was being filmed on a mobile phone by a man, who was standing nearby and also ran from the scene when challenged.
Lancashire police officers have now spoken to the girl and she has written a letter of apology to her victim.
Hyndburn borough councillor Peter Britcliffe said he hoped she had learnt a lesson.
He said: “I think this was a very sad incident and it was sad to hear that a 13-year-old was involved.
“But it is good that she has apologised. Hopefully this will be a lesson to her and to others who might do silly things like this.
“It was a dreadful thing and I think we all need to show more respect to each other than we do.
“A lot of people have spoken to me about this incident. People found it quite shocking.”
A police spokesman said: “A 13-year-old girl has been spoken to by officers and has taken part in a community resolution whereby she has sent the victim a letter of apology.”
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