NEW VIDEO: Man who filmed ‘cheap food scramble’ at Northampton Tesco store says ‘someone could have got hurt’

The man who filmed the shoppers fighting to get their hands on cheap food at a Tesco supermarket in Northampton says he was worried someone was going to get hurt.

Johnny Lester, aged 32, of Blackthorn, was in the Tesco Extra store in Weston Favell Shopping Centre on Monday night at about 7pm when he saw a crowd of people around the meat counter.

Customers scramble for food at Tesco in Weston Favell, Northampton NNL-150617-162926001

Customers scramble for food at Tesco in Weston Favell, Northampton NNL-150617-162926001

Mr Lester, who regularly shops in the store, said he had never seen anything like it when the food was dropped in trays in front of the shoppers.

He said: “You could not get anywhere near the counter. Apparently this happens every night.

“There was a little girl you can see in the video and I thought ‘if this kicks off’ she is going to get hurt.”

Mr Lester said he believed Tesco and the shoppers should both share responsibility for the chaotic scenes that saw people pushing and scrambling over each over.

Johnny Lester

Johnny Lester

He said: “I think Tesco could sort out a different way of doing it and the shoppers should have more manners.

“It reminded me of the Black Friday sales you see in America.”

A spokesperson for Tesco said the company was carrying out a full investigation into the incident to ensure it did not happen again.

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