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Police Hunt Lancashire Teens Who Slapped An Asda Worker With A Wet Bream

by | 26th, February 2014

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IS the birth of a new craze? Police in Lancashire are seeking a m an and a women who accosted a shop worker at the Accrington Asda supermarket with a wet bream.

The victim, 52, was working the fish section when a younger women approached. She asked about the fish. The would-be shopper then picked up the bream and used it to slap the fish seller about the face.

The woman and a young man then ran off.  She was wearing a top with the message ‘I love PB’ on the left breast pocket. It’s not thought it’s short of ‘I love Pacific Cobia’, but it might be. After all, the young woman asked to have the fish identified before using one as a weapon. She might be a fish fan. And the BBC tells us that it can hard to spot a bream:

There are a number of fish that come under the banner of ‘bream’, which can be confusing. These include black bream, red bream from Europe, porgies and scups from America, and the Mediterranean gilt-head, which is perhaps the tastiest of the lot. All have a coarse, succulent and choice flesh that is ideal for grilling, baking and frying. Sea bream is sold whole or as fillets. Ask the fishmonger to remove the scales for you. Substitute sea bream for red snapper or sea bass if you can’t find it.

But this episode was not fun for everyone. A crime has been reported. And PC Graham Hartley is upset:

“This behaviour is completely unacceptable and I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this incident or recognises either the man or the woman pictured in the CCTV images to come forward.”

It can’t be too hard to catch the Don’t Worry -Be-Happy Slappers (so named after Bill The Bass’s favourite song). Just find our where they sell bream – or red snapper – and wait for teenagers.


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