Greggs branch closes after gang ‘storm in, attack staff and demand coffee’

Greggs branch closes after gang ‘storm in, attack staff and demand coffee’

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A GREGGS bakery was forced to close after a gang stormed in and attacked staff as they “demanded coffee”.

The branch in Hull was placed on lockdown for two hours after thugs launched a can of drink at a worker.

A Greggs in Hull was placed on lockdown after thugs stormed in and ‘demanded coffee’
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Yobs had burst in to the Greggs and “demanded coffee, became threatening to the counter staff and started throwing stuff”, Hull Daily Mail reports.

The staff member was too terrified to attend work the next day after the drama unfolded on Monday at around 3pm.

Cops have made more than 400 arrests in the city as part of their Operation Ignition crackdown on antisocial behaviour.

One landlord in the area said he was threatened with acid and bleach, as well as having rusty nails thrown at him.

Hull Patrol Chief Inspector Matt Peach said: “Hull is a fantastic city, with a lot to offer to residents and visitors alike and we are committed to working with the local community to make sure that it stays that way.

“Of course, like all cities there are issues and these are as concerning to us as they are to you but this is why we continue to deal with those who commit crime and antisocial behaviour, working with businesses and other agencies to try and find long term solutions.”

On Monday, a 17-year-old boy admitted murdering Peter ­Duncan, 52, near a Greggs in Newcastle after the lawyer let him pass through a doorway.

The thug, who was heading to fight another youth, took exception and pierced Mr Duncan’s heart with a screwdriver he had just stolen from a Poundland.

The married dad of two was attacked because he was “in the wrong place at the wrong time”.

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