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Man cautioned after alleged assault on King's Lynn supermarket worker

A man has been cautioned after a supermarket staff member was allegedly assaulted in Lynn at the weekend.

Officers were called to reports a staff member at the Food Warehouse on the Hardwick Retail Park was assaulted at 1.35pm on Saturday.

Nathan Muttock, assistant store manager at Food Warehouse, said a customer had been abusive to his colleagues after being told of the store’s current ‘maximum of two items of each type’ policy when trying to buy more than the limit.

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Mr Muttock said he tried to de-escalate the situation, but the customer became “more irate” and, after cancelling his transaction, he allegedly threw a punch at his face.

“My main concern is that my colleagues are OK, rather it be me than them,” he added.

A man, aged in his 40s and from the Hunstanton area, was arrested in connection with the incident and has since accepted a caution.

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