‘Drunk’ man caught on CCTV smashing up Blackpool shop counter in violent rage

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A man went on a violent tirade in a Blackpool off-licence after reportedly turning up drunk and threatening a member of staff.

 

The incident happened at the Premier shop on Station Road around 8am yesterday.

Proprietor Premkunar Rajanayagam said: “A drunken tourist demanded in an abusing manner to call a taxi. Shop personnell refused because of his arrogant attitude. Then he threatened the staffer and smashed the till and front panels.”

A 30-year-old man from Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, was arrested and charged with criminal damage. He will appear at Blackpool Magistrate’s Court next month.

The man, right, was charged with causing criminal damage and will be in court next monthThe man, right, was charged with causing criminal damage and will be in court next month

A police spokesman said: “A call came into us at 8.15am saying somebody had come into the shop and trashed the place. They then left the shop. We have gone down to the scene and a short time later we made an arrest.”