East Lothian Aldi enforce security measures in place after staff 'abused at work'

An East Lothian Aldi store have said that they are working to keep their staff safe after a gang of feral teenage youths verbally abused them and stole alcohol off the shelves.

The incident is understood to have taken place on Thursday April 25 on Dunbar Road, North Berwick.

A group of around ten 12-16-year-olds are believed to have entered the store and began goading staff as they stole alcohol out of the store.

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Customers reported hearing the group verbally abuse and threaten the staff within the store.

One onlooker described the teenagers as acting 'aggressively' towards those working within the store.

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Aldi have stated that they are treating the incident 'seriously' and are enforcing security 'measures' to keep their staff members safe.

An Aldi spokesperson said: “Our colleagues have a right to work in a safe and secure environment, which is why we take incidents like this very seriously.

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"We have a series of measures in place to keep our colleagues and customers safe and will not tolerate any form of abuse.”

Police Scotland have been approached for comment.