Woman fish slapped with large bream in Accrington Asda

The Bolton News: Woman fish slapped with large bream in Accrington Asda Woman fish slapped with large bream in Accrington Asda

A SUPERMARKET worker was left ‘shaken up and embarrassed’ when she was slapped in the face with a fish by a customer.

Police are investigating whether the attack, which is believed to have been filmed on a mobile phone, was carried out for a dare.

Uploading similar fish slapping incidents to websites such as YouTube has become a recent craze.

The assault happened at the Asda store in Accrington when a woman went up to the fish counter asking for information about the produce.

 

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The 52-year-old victim told police that without warning, the attacker picked up a large bream from the stall and hit her across the face before running out of the store.

She told officers that she believed the slap was being filmed on a phone by a man who was stood nearby.

He also ran from the Hyndburn Road shop when challenged.

Hyndburn MP Graham Jones condemned the attack.

He said: “If this was done as a joke or a dare, then there is a big issue with some of our young people.

“Abusing hardworking people in a supermarket does not strike me as fun.

“These people work all day just to make ends meet and they do not need customers coming in and being abusive or playing pranks or tricks.

“We have got to ask the question why somebody would find this funny or entertaining and where they see their futures doing things like this.”

Hyndburn borough councillor Peter Britcliffe said he was concerned the incident could be part of a social network craze like the neknominate drinking game.

He said: “This is a shocking thing to happen and if this is some sort of prank, it is stupid.

“It would humiliate the person who had been hit, but it is also quite a dangerous thing to do.

“Some of these silly pranks that are going round at the moment are stupid and I hope this has not been inspired by social media.”

Fish slapping was first seen as part of a Monty Python sketch featuring John Cleese and Michael Palin wearing safari outfits.

In the sketch Palin uses two small fish to hit Cleese several times before Cleese strikes him with a much larger one and knocks him into a quay.

An investigation into the Accrington assault, which happened around 3pm on February 4, has been launched and police have released CCTV images of two people they believe could have vital information.

PC Graham Hartley appealed for anybody with information or who might have seen the man and woman to come forward.

The woman was described as being Irish and aged between 15 and 18 with blonde, shoulder-length, untidy hair.

She was wearing dark jeans and a blue coat with white cuffs, white down the front and a red collar with ‘I love PB’ on the left breast pocket.

The man is thought to have been around the same age, was 5ft 8ins tall, wearing a dark coat and dark grey trousers and boots.

PC Hartley said: “This behaviour is completely unacceptable and I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this incident or recognises either the man or the woman pictured in the CCTV images to come forward and contact me.”

A spokesman for Asda said: “We absolutely do not condone any form of assault on our colleagues.

“We are aware of the incident and assisting the police in their investigation.

“We urge anyone who has any information to get in touch with their local constabulary.”

Anybody with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 .

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1:41pm Tue 25 Feb 14

mibman2003 says...

Did the Police interview the fish? Surely he was an eye-witness...
Did the Police interview the fish? Surely he was an eye-witness... mibman2003

1:50pm Tue 25 Feb 14

ste220 says...

cod knows whats going on
cod knows whats going on ste220

2:03pm Tue 25 Feb 14

JDFreeman says...

This looks like a case for Sharkey and George: the Crime-busters of the sea!
This looks like a case for Sharkey and George: the Crime-busters of the sea! JDFreeman

2:24pm Tue 25 Feb 14

rudis_dad says...

I think she was in the wrong plaice at the wrong time. Or is this a red herring?
I think she was in the wrong plaice at the wrong time. Or is this a red herring? rudis_dad

2:29pm Tue 25 Feb 14

hasslem hasslem says...

too many puns - giving me a bad haddock, feel real eel
too many puns - giving me a bad haddock, feel real eel hasslem hasslem

2:32pm Tue 25 Feb 14

peter.alwyn says...

maybe the scales wasn't working
maybe the scales wasn't working peter.alwyn

2:47pm Tue 25 Feb 14

site supervisor says...

There's something fishy going on
There's something fishy going on site supervisor

3:20pm Tue 25 Feb 14

juanbbien says...

The Police are looking looking for a man with a Kipper Tie who was filming the incident
The Police are looking looking for a man with a Kipper Tie who was filming the incident juanbbien

3:27pm Tue 25 Feb 14

thoroughbred says...

What a load of 'Cods'wallop, Asda is not the 'Plaice' to get 'Fishy Fingers'
If I'd been the victim, I'd have 'battered' her!
What a load of 'Cods'wallop, Asda is not the 'Plaice' to get 'Fishy Fingers' If I'd been the victim, I'd have 'battered' her! thoroughbred

3:48pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Steven Seagull says...

This story has to be made up.

You've all fallen for it hook, line and sinker.
This story has to be made up. You've all fallen for it hook, line and sinker. Steven Seagull

4:08pm Tue 25 Feb 14

hasslem hasslem says...

She got sole - so much sole
She got sole - so much sole hasslem hasslem

4:19pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Begbie says...

Ok people the jokes wearing a bit fin.
Ok people the jokes wearing a bit fin. Begbie

4:55pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Stone Island: says...

Steven Seagull wrote:
This story has to be made up.

You've all fallen for it hook, line and sinker.
They must have run out of cod, the mugs.
[quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: This story has to be made up. You've all fallen for it hook, line and sinker.[/p][/quote]They must have run out of cod, the mugs. Stone Island:

5:04pm Tue 25 Feb 14

gazzandste says...

A woman fish slapped across the face with a large Bream,. Was she called Wanda.Or was she, the woman fish a mermaid. Sounds fishy to me.
A woman fish slapped across the face with a large Bream,. Was she called Wanda.Or was she, the woman fish a mermaid. Sounds fishy to me. gazzandste

5:14pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Stone Island: says...

This story is a load of pollacks, but it's a great headline.
This story is a load of pollacks, but it's a great headline. Stone Island:

5:29pm Tue 25 Feb 14

barmyarmy63 says...

she must of thought she'd said well slapper not well snapper
she must of thought she'd said well slapper not well snapper barmyarmy63

5:38pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Just an observer says...

The guy (RAY) obviously did'nt LINGer around, sure got his SKATEs on.
The guy (RAY) obviously did'nt LINGer around, sure got his SKATEs on. Just an observer

5:48pm Tue 25 Feb 14

the white witch says...

The slapper with the fish will have plenty of time to bream when the the old bill makes her pay, what small fry this story is turning out to be
The slapper with the fish will have plenty of time to bream when the the old bill makes her pay, what small fry this story is turning out to be the white witch

6:36pm Tue 25 Feb 14

johnleo says...

We should dolphinitely scale back on the fish puns
We should dolphinitely scale back on the fish puns johnleo

6:43pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Steven Seagull says...

Stone Island: wrote:
Steven Seagull wrote:
This story has to be made up.

You've all fallen for it hook, line and sinker.
They must have run out of cod, the mugs.
:) lol
[quote][p][bold]Stone Island:[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Steven Seagull[/bold] wrote: This story has to be made up. You've all fallen for it hook, line and sinker.[/p][/quote]They must have run out of cod, the mugs.[/p][/quote]:) lol Steven Seagull

6:57pm Tue 25 Feb 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

She will neva make a fisherman
She will neva make a fisherman ChrisDeBerg

7:04pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Alf Hart says...

Police have a name & are now hoping to find Nemo
Police have a name & are now hoping to find Nemo Alf Hart

7:45pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Just an observer says...

Alf Hart wrote:
Police have a name & are now hoping to find Nemo
Mine,mine,mine,mine.
[quote][p][bold]Alf Hart[/bold] wrote: Police have a name & are now hoping to find Nemo[/p][/quote]Mine,mine,mine,mine. Just an observer

7:48pm Tue 25 Feb 14

guiderover says...

Normal people would have perchased it.
Normal people would have perchased it. guiderover

7:55pm Tue 25 Feb 14

the white witch says...

The store assistant must of been knocked right off her perch with that wet fish slap, poor sole, she must of felt a lot of tench-ion from all this
The store assistant must of been knocked right off her perch with that wet fish slap, poor sole, she must of felt a lot of tench-ion from all this the white witch

9:02pm Tue 25 Feb 14

East_lancs_lad says...

Going Asda tomorrow .........Cod help me
Going Asda tomorrow .........Cod help me East_lancs_lad

9:41pm Tue 25 Feb 14

polluxtroy69 says...

ChrisDeBerg wrote:
She will neva make a fisherman
Yes she will!!
[quote][p][bold]ChrisDeBerg[/bold] wrote: She will neva make a fisherman[/p][/quote]Yes she will!! polluxtroy69

10:58pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Ess says...

Has anyone got the link for the video? I'm dying to sea it!
Has anyone got the link for the video? I'm dying to sea it! Ess

7:26am Wed 26 Feb 14

Akkybro says...

Too many comedians on here.

Can't have been too funny for the shop assistant who was hit on the face.


Let's hope they are caught and reeled in asap.
Too many comedians on here. Can't have been too funny for the shop assistant who was hit on the face. Let's hope they are caught and reeled in asap. Akkybro

8:33am Wed 26 Feb 14

ChrisDeBerg says...

polluxtroy69 wrote:
ChrisDeBerg wrote:
She will neva make a fisherman
Yes she will!!
Whoever disliked our comments have obviously not seen the end of the old Malibu advert.... lol

http://www.youtube.c
om/watch?v=MUjVIZLiO
kw
[quote][p][bold]polluxtroy69[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChrisDeBerg[/bold] wrote: She will neva make a fisherman[/p][/quote]Yes she will!![/p][/quote]Whoever disliked our comments have obviously not seen the end of the old Malibu advert.... lol http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=MUjVIZLiO kw ChrisDeBerg

10:47am Wed 26 Feb 14

rover95 says...

I know the girl. I have seen her on plenty of fish.
I know the girl. I have seen her on plenty of fish. rover95

5:50pm Wed 26 Feb 14

bubble of reason says...

Was going to go to asda Tomorrow........
Now might have to Mullet Over?
Was going to go to asda Tomorrow........ Now might have to Mullet Over? bubble of reason

6:09pm Wed 26 Feb 14

the white witch says...

The one that got away,
The one that got away, the white witch

7:41pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Chuck-Norris says...

Sounds like Pikeys to me...
Sounds like Pikeys to me... Chuck-Norris

8:26pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Joseph Blob says...

Some of the jokes on here are right off the scale.
Some of the jokes on here are right off the scale. Joseph Blob

10:32pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Graham Hartley says...

A kiss from a fish - piscis, innit.
A kiss from a fish - piscis, innit. Graham Hartley

10:35pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Graham Hartley says...

Adsa bream is a bad smear (anagram, come on!)
Adsa bream is a bad smear (anagram, come on!) Graham Hartley

10:42pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Graham Hartley says...

"Woman fish slapped with large bream in Accrington Asda"

To Accrington Asda, according to Satan!

What's a woman fish?
"Woman fish slapped with large bream in Accrington Asda" To Accrington Asda, according to Satan! What's a woman fish? Graham Hartley

10:45pm Wed 26 Feb 14

Graham Hartley says...

just got it!

woman fish = wish of man
just got it! woman fish = wish of man Graham Hartley

11:36pm Wed 26 Feb 14

bleedingobvious says...

Stop carping.A young Irish Pillock left an old Trout floundering.A dab hand at being crabby but hardly a shark.At least she's come out of her shell but the shop assistants eyes were streaming and the attackers in hot water.
Stop carping.A young Irish Pillock left an old Trout floundering.A dab hand at being crabby but hardly a shark.At least she's come out of her shell but the shop assistants eyes were streaming and the attackers in hot water. bleedingobvious

3:36pm Thu 27 Feb 14

bleedingobvious says...

I think the slapper is just a prawn in this game.
I think the slapper is just a prawn in this game. bleedingobvious

3:42pm Thu 27 Feb 14

bleedingobvious says...

The slappee was looking green around the gills and had a face like a red snapper after the sprat swam in the face of reason.
The slappee was looking green around the gills and had a face like a red snapper after the sprat swam in the face of reason. bleedingobvious

3:58pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Load of old carp says...

Fortunately the assistant only had superficial injuries!
Fortunately the assistant only had superficial injuries! Load of old carp

3:59pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Load of old carp says...

Super-fish-oil even
Super-fish-oil even Load of old carp

4:00pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Load of old carp says...

I was slapped by a fish and broke my arm in two plaices. So, I stopped going to those plaices!
I was slapped by a fish and broke my arm in two plaices. So, I stopped going to those plaices! Load of old carp

11:46pm Thu 27 Feb 14

SuthStar says...

I would be breaming with embarrassment, the fact it was a large fish just rubs salt into the wounds. Surely compensation would be just a drop in the ocean for Asda, she does seam to have got the fin end of the wedge.
I would be breaming with embarrassment, the fact it was a large fish just rubs salt into the wounds. Surely compensation would be just a drop in the ocean for Asda, she does seam to have got the fin end of the wedge. SuthStar

11:47pm Thu 27 Feb 14

SuthStar says...

Better than a slap in the belly with a we...............oh wait no
Better than a slap in the belly with a we...............oh wait no SuthStar

9:53am Fri 28 Feb 14

Postal tony says...

Funniest story I've heard from the telegraph, it made me laugh reel hard, had a whale of a time reading about it.
Funniest story I've heard from the telegraph, it made me laugh reel hard, had a whale of a time reading about it. Postal tony

6:39pm Fri 28 Feb 14

bleedingobvious says...

Breams and Breams of comments, but the Slapee required 2 hours under the Sturgeons knife and is now back in the swim despite fish-ial finjuries and codmetic sturgeonry.A story to warm my cockles.Take a zander.Rollmop up,rollmop up......for the Tragical Fishtory Tour.
Breams and Breams of comments, but the Slapee required 2 hours under the Sturgeons knife and is now back in the swim despite fish-ial finjuries and codmetic sturgeonry.A story to warm my cockles.Take a zander.Rollmop up,rollmop up......for the Tragical Fishtory Tour. bleedingobvious

8:42pm Fri 28 Feb 14

ossybsting says...

what do you call a fish with no eye.................
fsh ....................
.........boring story this
what do you call a fish with no eye................. fsh .................... .........boring story this ossybsting

11:49am Mon 3 Mar 14

Laura123 says...

As awful as this is, im sorry to say, I actually laughed my face off. Poor shop worker but funny! Lol
As awful as this is, im sorry to say, I actually laughed my face off. Poor shop worker but funny! Lol Laura123

11:59am Mon 3 Mar 14

Darren1951 says...

Postal tony wrote:
Funniest story I've heard from the telegraph, it made me laugh reel hard, had a whale of a time reading about it.
Whales aren't fish, they're mammals.
[quote][p][bold]Postal tony[/bold] wrote: Funniest story I've heard from the telegraph, it made me laugh reel hard, had a whale of a time reading about it.[/p][/quote]Whales aren't fish, they're mammals. Darren1951

12:56pm Tue 4 Mar 14

shirtbox says...

Time to stop carping on with this old tale.
Time to stop carping on with this old tale. shirtbox

1:35pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Runcornclaret says...

Can't believe people are still trawling for jokes fish names.
I know the man, he was John Dory.
She was paid sicksquid as a dare.
Can't believe people are still trawling for jokes fish names. I know the man, he was John Dory. She was paid sicksquid as a dare. Runcornclaret

7:21pm Tue 4 Mar 14

stevieclaret says...

She made a rod for her own back!!
She made a rod for her own back!! stevieclaret

8:54pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Mr.J.Jambone says...

It's must have been a mistake, I can't see anyone doing something like this on porpoise.
It's must have been a mistake, I can't see anyone doing something like this on porpoise. Mr.J.Jambone

3:29pm Fri 7 Mar 14

barlickmafia says...

I am sure you would all change your Tuna if it was you in the shop assitants plaice. I trout you would be happy!!
I am sure you would all change your Tuna if it was you in the shop assitants plaice. I trout you would be happy!! barlickmafia

9:49pm Sat 8 Mar 14

fannystrim says...

only just read this,dear cod,i hope you are alright and they reel the culprits in.seriously after that you should hook up together,you will make a pair of great slappers
only just read this,dear cod,i hope you are alright and they reel the culprits in.seriously after that you should hook up together,you will make a pair of great slappers fannystrim

7:15am Fri 14 Mar 14

majinga says...

monty python?
monty python? majinga

1:57pm Sat 15 Mar 14

englishmuslim says...

Fourteen men have appeared in court over child abuse images.

The men are not part of an organised gang, but separate individuals arrested in September after an investigation into the sexual exploitation of children, police said.

The 14 suspects are all charged with crimes relating to indecent images of children.

They appeared before magistrates in Preston and were bailed to appear at the city's crown court on 17 June.

Graham Daniels, 56, of Didsbury Street, Blackburn has been charged with three counts of making an indecent photograph of a child.

Andrew Harper, 35, of Cranbrook Avenue, Oswaldtwistle has been charged with 10 counts of making an indecent photograph of a child and 10 counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child.

Stephen Hawthornthaite, 45, of Rutland Street, Blackburn has been charged with six counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, five counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child and eight counts of possessing to show/distribute an indecent photograph of a child.

Robert Thorne, 49, of Palatine Road, Blackpool has been charged with 13 counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, nine counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child and two counts of possessing a prohibited image of a child.

Nicholas Howard, 52, of Wray Crescent, Leyland has been charged with 10 counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, three counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child and possessing an extreme pornographic image.

William Williams, 58, of Lightfoot Lane, Fulwood, Preston has been charged with four counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, four counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child and three counts of possessing a prohibited image of a child.

Alan Skelhorn, 54, of St David's Road, Leyland has been charged with three counts of making an indecent photograph of a child.

Richard Sparrow, 24, of Thorpe Avenue, Morecambe has been charged with eight counts of making an indecent photograph of a child and 10 counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child.

Roger Peel, 27, of Mains Lane, Poulton-Le-Fylde has been charged with eight counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, and possessing an indecent photograph of a child.

Keith Alcock, 54, of Layton Road, Blackpool has been charged with nine counts of making an indecent photograph of a child and nine counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child.

Chris Bryan, 48, of Broadgate, Preston has been charged with four counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, one count of possessing an indecent photograph of a child and three counts of possessing a prohibited image of a child.

Simon Haythornthwaite, 28, of Magnolia Close, Fulwood has been charged with 12 counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, four counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child and two counts of possessing a prohibited image of a child.

John Patrick Wolstenholme, 56, of Queen's Road, Burnley has been charged with nine counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, four counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child and two counts of possessing prohibited images of a child.

John Lynsky, 31, of Cherry Crescent, Rawtenstall has been charged with eight counts of making an indecent photograph of a child and four counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child.
Fourteen men have appeared in court over child abuse images. The men are not part of an organised gang, but separate individuals arrested in September after an investigation into the sexual exploitation of children, police said. The 14 suspects are all charged with crimes relating to indecent images of children. They appeared before magistrates in Preston and were bailed to appear at the city's crown court on 17 June. Graham Daniels, 56, of Didsbury Street, Blackburn has been charged with three counts of making an indecent photograph of a child. Andrew Harper, 35, of Cranbrook Avenue, Oswaldtwistle has been charged with 10 counts of making an indecent photograph of a child and 10 counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child. Stephen Hawthornthaite, 45, of Rutland Street, Blackburn has been charged with six counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, five counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child and eight counts of possessing to show/distribute an indecent photograph of a child. Robert Thorne, 49, of Palatine Road, Blackpool has been charged with 13 counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, nine counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child and two counts of possessing a prohibited image of a child. Nicholas Howard, 52, of Wray Crescent, Leyland has been charged with 10 counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, three counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child and possessing an extreme pornographic image. William Williams, 58, of Lightfoot Lane, Fulwood, Preston has been charged with four counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, four counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child and three counts of possessing a prohibited image of a child. Alan Skelhorn, 54, of St David's Road, Leyland has been charged with three counts of making an indecent photograph of a child. Richard Sparrow, 24, of Thorpe Avenue, Morecambe has been charged with eight counts of making an indecent photograph of a child and 10 counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child. Roger Peel, 27, of Mains Lane, Poulton-Le-Fylde has been charged with eight counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, and possessing an indecent photograph of a child. Keith Alcock, 54, of Layton Road, Blackpool has been charged with nine counts of making an indecent photograph of a child and nine counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child. Chris Bryan, 48, of Broadgate, Preston has been charged with four counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, one count of possessing an indecent photograph of a child and three counts of possessing a prohibited image of a child. Simon Haythornthwaite, 28, of Magnolia Close, Fulwood has been charged with 12 counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, four counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child and two counts of possessing a prohibited image of a child. John Patrick Wolstenholme, 56, of Queen's Road, Burnley has been charged with nine counts of making an indecent photograph of a child, four counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child and two counts of possessing prohibited images of a child. John Lynsky, 31, of Cherry Crescent, Rawtenstall has been charged with eight counts of making an indecent photograph of a child and four counts of possessing an indecent photograph of a child. englishmuslim

6:51pm Thu 20 Mar 14

tonyk74 says...

She looks like a fish the ugly ****.
She looks like a fish the ugly ****. tonyk74

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