Man dies in Tesco Express in Oldham after 'threats were made to supermarket staff'

The Tesco Express in Oldham where the incident happened (Picture: Google)

A man has died at a Tesco Express supermarket after threats were reportedly made to staff.

The man, who was in his 30s, died at the scene on Ashton Road in Oldham.

Police were called to the supermarket at about 10.20pm on Sunday after reports of threats being made to staff.

Greater Manchester Police said: “Shortly before 10.20pm on Sunday, May 20, 2018, police received a report that threats were being made to staff at Tesco Express on Ashton Road in Oldham.

“Officers attended and further emergency services were requested.


“A short while later, a man in his 30s sadly died at the scene.”

The force has referred the incident to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

A spokesperson for Tesco said: “We’re aware of the tragic incident at our Oldham Ashton Express and are assisting police with their enquiries.

“The store remains closed at this time.”