Video shows racially aggravated attack on Kirkstall Morrisons staff as police launch appeal

A video shared on social media shows an alleged racially aggravated attack on staff at Kirkstall Morrisons - as police launch an appeal.

Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 3:52 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 3:57 pm

Police were called to the store on Savins Mill Way, Kirkstall, shortly before 5.30pm on Tuesday.

A group had attacked staff after being asked to leave due to previous offending, police said.

Officers attended the incident but the suspects - described as four men and a woman by police - had already left the scene.

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A video shared on social media shows an alleged racially aggravated attack on staff at Kirkstall Morrisons.
A video shared on social media shows an alleged racially aggravated attack on staff at Kirkstall Morrisons.

A search was conducted but officers were unable to locate the group.

A total of three crimes have been recorded in relation to the incident by police - racially aggravated assault, assault and affray.

Officers have now launched an appeal to find those involved.

Any witnesses should contact West Yorkshire Police.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesperson said: "At 5.29pm yesterday (12/1) police were called to the Morrisons store, in Savins Mill Way, Kirkstall, where a group had assaulted staff after being asked to leave due to previous offending.

"Officers attended but the suspects, four men and a woman, had left the scene. Officers conducted a search of the area but were unable to locate them.

"Three crimes have been recorded in relation to the incident - racially-aggravated assault, assault and affray.

"Anyone who witnessed the incident or who can assist in identifying those involved is asked to contact officers via 101 quoting crime reference 13210018882 or online via www.westyorkshire.police.uk/101livechat

"Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

In a statement released to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Morrisons said: "