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Asda Bexleyheath shopper describes scuffle to buy reduced food
STAY BACK B*TCH - this is the abuse one Bexleyheath shopper suffered trying to get her hands on Asda’s reduced food.
Julia Burch from Bexleyheath was shopping in the superstore, in The Broadway, on Friday (September 28) evening when a staff member emptied a tray of knocked down food into a freezer.
What happened shortly after 6.15pm has been described by Mrs Burch as "nothing short of a football scuffle" between four or five mature adults.
She explained: "I heard one say ‘quick form a circle around the freezer so no one else can get in.’
"The member of staff was nearly pushed over.
"I leant forward to get something and was elbowed and was told to ‘stay back b*tch.’
"I was furious and to be quite honest it made me more determined to get something even though I did not want it."
She added: "They grabbed everything and put it into trolleys and pulling items off people that did manage to get something."
When Mrs Burch later questioned staff in the supermarket about the mobbing in the freezer, she was told it was normal.
She says the staff member explained the same crowd often hang around for up to two hours waiting for the reduced items to be put on the shelves.
Mrs Burch added: "I understand times are hard but this was nothing short of rudeness and ill-mannered.
"I have to question why they want so much food, and how big are their freezers to hold such vast quantities.
"With so many complaints about the young people I have to say these ‘mature adults’ put the generation to shame."
Asda did not provide a comment by our deadline.