- The incident was caught on camera outside an Asda in Wallsend, Newcastle
This is the horrifying moment an Asda security guard was knocked down in a hit-and-run following an altercation between customers in the supermarket car park.
The incident was caught on camera outside an Asda in Wallsend, Newcastle, yesterday.
Supermarket staff members appeared to be trying to break up a verbal disagreement between a group of people, when suddenly an Audi driver rammed into a car before driving straight into a female security guard.
The security guard is seen on the bonnet of the Audi before later she is attended to on the ground.
Meanwhile, a couple of people are seen jumping into the Audi before it drives off.
Police told MailOnline they were called to a verbal disagreement between a group of people at around 1.15pm on Thursday. They said: ‘Another person has then attempted to intervene when, for reasons yet to be established, they were struck by a car causing a serious leg injury.’
This is the horrifying moment an Asda security guard was knocked down in a hit-and-run following an altercation between customers in the supermarket car park
The driver left the scene before police arrived.
A 36-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and remains in custody.
The video is filmed from the window of an adjacent building, and screams are heard from observers as the incident unfolds.
In the clip it appears that a customer has left their car in the middle of the road with its door open amid the argument.
Asda staff – two men and a woman – come between the disgruntled customers.
Just as the brawl appears to be calming down a grey Audi suddenly comes into frame and rams into the blue car that’s been left in the middle of the road.
The force of the impact slams the driver’s side door shut and knocks its wing mirror off.
A 36-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and remains in custody
The Audi driver then slams into the Asda staff member who is attempting to block their path.
Screams erupt from the crowd and the man recording the video shouts: ‘F***ing hell.’
The Audi driver then stops a little further along the car park as two people climb into the car.
People also begin to surround the woman who was hit to offer aid as she lies sprawled on the floor.
The Audi makes its escape as people continue to exclaim in shock.
The footage was shared to social media on Thursday captioned: ‘Wallsend, UK.’ It has since received dozens of comments from stunned viewers.
A Northumbria Police spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Shortly after 1.15pm on Thursday (February 8), we received a report of a disturbance in the car park of a premises on Hadrian Road in Wallsend.
‘Emergency services attended the scene where it was reported that a group of people had been involved in a verbal disagreement.
‘Another person has then attempted to intervene when, for reasons yet to be established, they were struck by a car causing a serious leg injury.
‘The driver of the car has then left the scene before police arrival.
‘An investigation has been launched and a 36-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. She remains in police custody at this time.
‘Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to get in touch using the ‘Report’ page of our website or by calling 101 quoting reference number: NP-20240208-0409.
‘Officers are especially keen to hear from anyone who may have CCTV, dashcam or mobile phone footage of this incident.’
An Asda spokesperson added: ‘We are aware of an incident which occurred at our Wallsend store. We do not tolerate any form of violence or abuse towards our colleagues and we are working closely with the police in their inquiries.’