Charges Dropped Against Tesco Couple, Arrested After Buying Water Bottles

Nasir and Mahira Hussain, of Oldham, had the charges against them dropped at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court yesterday weeks after they were filmed being restrained and hauled to the ground by officers at the supermarket in Rochdale.

Charges Dropped Against Tesco Couple, Arrested After Buying Water Bottles

Charges Dropped Against Tesco Couple, Arrested After Buying Water Bottles

Nasir and Mahira Hussain, of Oldham, were arrested and charged with assault following the row at the supermarket in Rochdale on October 29.

The married couple were accused of assaulting a constable, but had the charges against them dropped at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court yesterday.

Their arrest followed an incident in which staff refused to let them buy more than 20 bottles of mineral water when they brought a trolley-load of flavoured Volvic up to the counter.

Following the dispute between Mr Hussain, a Tesco employee and a police officer, his wife filmed her partner being restrained by the officer.

Mrs Hussain was then hauled to the floor



herself and arrested after allegedly trying to intervene, while a Tesco employee stood in the way of the camera.

Video filmed by Mrs Hussain appeared to show how the scenes unfolded with the pair standing next to trolley full of bottled water at the checkout.

Footage of the incident was widely shared on social media. The couple have since had the charges against them dropped at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court. Greater Manchester Police also confirmed the Independent office for Police Conduct was reviewing the incident.

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