Charges laid over wild loo paper brawl

 

Two Sydney women have been charged with affray following a fight in supermarket over toilet roll.

Video of the incident, filmed yesterday in a Woolworths store in Chullora in Sydney's south west, was watched by hundreds of thousands of people after it was posted online.

Staff were forced to intervene to break up the brawl.

On Sunday morning, New South Wales Police said they had charged two women following the altercation.

A 49-year-old women was allegedly assaulted in the incident. Police said she was uninjured.

"At about 8pm (on Saturday), two women attended Bankstown Police Station and spoke with investigators," Police said in a statement.

Two Bankstown women, aged 23 and 60, were issued court attendance notices for affray.

Both are due to appear at Bankstown Local Court on Tuesday 28 April 2020.

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The incident was one of a number reported at Australian supermarkets as the desperation for toilet paper, which is not in short supply but is being purchased in far higher quantities, reached absurd levels.

The Chullora video showed one woman punching another at least once as a nearby crowd screams in astonishment. The fight occurred at 7am yesterday.

Clutching grocery bags alongside a trolley loaded with toilet paper, the two women scream wildly as they throw punches and pull each other's hair.

"I just want one pack," one screams, aggressively shaking and pointing her finger.

"No, not one pack," another replies as she begs with the woman to leave her daughter alone.

Another, who attempts to calm the scuffle down, calmly says to one of the women, "think about what you're doing".

The Chullora video showed one woman punching another at least once as a nearby crowd screams in astonishment. The fight occurred at 7am yesterday.

Commenting on the video shared online, a woman claiming to be an employee at the supermarket condemned the fight.

"I know both customers as I work there," Jenan Ghama Cheaib wrote.

"It's ridiculous to think this is what we have come to."

Supermarkets have struggled to control crowds all week as hysteria has swept the nation.

A Woolworths spokesman confirmed to news.com.au the fight was filmed in the Sydney suburb Chullora.

"We will not tolerate violence of any kind from our customers in our stores and we are working with Police who are investigating the matter," the company said.

A makeshift sign spotted at a Woolworths in Bendigo declares a "zero tolerance" towards violence.

"Aggressive and abusive be behaviour will not be tolerated," the paper reads. "Our team is here to help, not be hurt."



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