Aldi store absolutely trashed by ‘feral’ teenage rioters as terrified shoppers flee

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Dozens of “out of control” rioters descended on a branch of the supermarket giant in Edgbaston, Birmingham, leaving two members of staff hurt. 

Customers, some with children, rushed for cover as the teens tore up the store, allegedly smashing windows, kicking doors off their hinges and hurling stock at security guards, reports claim. 

The scenes at the store were described as “absolute carnage” by one horrified eye-witness. 

“It was just brainless behaviour.”

Eyewitness

“I think there had been some sort of music event nearby and all of a sudden these youths came out of nowhere,” the onlooker told Birmingham Live. 

“Why you would target at Aldi, I just don’t know, but they completely trashed the place and smashed it up.

“Some of them stole things, others were just lobbing bottles and stuff through the doors at the security guard. 

“They were completely feral and out of control.

“There were young families in there with children and some had to run away while these thugs just caused utter havoc. 

“It was just brainless behaviour.”

The youths can be seen to eventually disperse when the cops arrive at the scene, opposite Edgbaston Cricket Ground. 

West Midlands Police have now launched a probe into the incident, which happened around 7.30pm last Tuesday. 

Officers are also said to be investigating whether the attack could be linked to a nearby water fight which allegedly turned violent hours earlier. 

A force spokesman said: “Police were called to the Aldi store on Edgbaston Road in Birmingham just after 7.30pm on Tuesday July 23 to a report of criminal damage.

“It is believed a large group of youths entered the store and caused damage to stock and furnishings as well as assaulting two members of staff, causing them minor injuries.”

The store reopened the following day without any major damage.

An Aldi spokesman said: “We’re unable to comment on the incident as it’s an ongoing police investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police quoting crime reference 20BW/175038W/19.

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