Gallows Corner Tesco reopens after reports travellers threatened staff

PUBLISHED: 15:57 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:21 19 July 2018

Police at the car park where travellers previously forced the closure of Tesco at Gallows Corner in April 2018.

Police at the car park where travellers previously forced the closure of Tesco at Gallows Corner in April 2018.


A group of travellers have returned to set up camp in the Gallows Corner Tesco car park.

Police were called at around 3.10pm on Wednesday, July 18 to reports of threats of violence and racial abuse being made against a member of staff at Tesco in Gallows Corner.

A Tesco spokeswoman said: We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by the temporary closure of our Romford Gallows Corner Extra and are working hard to reopen the store.”

Staff at the supermarket worked with police to move travellers from the car park and Tesco has now reopened.

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