Irish girl sought over UK fish-slapping incident

Wednesday 26 February 2014 16.35
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The girl is described as being Irish and aged between 15 and 18
The girl is described as being Irish and aged between 15 and 18
The man is described as being around the same age
The man is described as being around the same age

Police in the UK are searching for an Irish teenage girl after she slapped a shop worker across the face with a large fish earlier this month.

CCTV images of a man and a woman have been issued after the worker was slapped across the face with a large bream in an Accrington supermarket on 4 February.

In a statement, police said: "The 52-year-old victim was working behind the fish counter when a young woman has approached the stall to ask about different fish.

"Without warning, the woman has picked up a large bream from the fish stall and slapped the worker across the face before running out of the store.

"The victim believes the incident was being filmed on a mobile phone by a man stood nearby who also ran from the scene when challenged.

"The girl is described as being Irish and aged between 15 and 18 with blonde, shoulder-length untidy hair.

"She was wearing dark jeans and a blue coat with white cuffs, white down the front and a red collar with ‘I love PB’ on the left breast pocket.

"The man is described as being around the same age, 5'8" tall, wearing a dark coat and dark grey trousers and boots."