Search

Police called as gang rampage in Whitechapel supermarket

PUBLISHED: 19:08 14 May 2010 | UPDATED: 16:01 05 October 2010

POLICE have been called to an incident involving a gang of youths thought to have rampaged through a supermarket store in East London tonight. Officers are taking statements from witnesses outside Budgen’s Whitechapel branch

By Keir Mudie

POLICE have been called to an incident involving a gang of youths thought to have rampaged through a supermarket store in East London tonight.

Officers are taking statements from witnesses at the moment (6pm) outside Budgen’s Whitechapel branch.

Shutters have been damaged, bottles smashed and food hurled from the shelves inside the store in the Whitechapel Road, opposite the Royal London Hospital, when the disturbance erupted at 5.40pm.

It may have begun when the youths were challenged by security staff, according to police sources.

Latest East London News Stories

Yesterday, 18:21

Police have found the body of a missing student with links to east London.

Yesterday, 16:14

The mayor of Tower Hamlets has voluntarily had a blood test for Aids in a council campaign for public awareness for people to take part in HIV Testing Week starting tomorrow.

Yesterday, 13:48

Campaigners have called for support ahead of a national unity demonstration against racism and fascism.

Yesterday, 11:45

Police are appealing for help in finding a vulnerable man who has been missing for more than a week.

Thu, 19:00

Tower Hamlets Council is to overhaul the way it awards grants to community and voluntary organisations (VCS) in the borough.

Thu, 14:41

Yobs have been banned by magistrates from going onto a housing estate in Whitechapel which has been plagued by drug addicts.

Thu, 11:49

Older people in Tower Hamlets are being trained in classical dance by the English National Ballet to commemorate a century since the end of the First World War.

Thu, 08:18

Police are looking for the driver of a suspicious vehicle which sped away as they approached and was a then in a hit-and-run incident in Spitalfields yesterday.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now