‘Speeding’ mobility scooter rider caught at Norwich supermarket

A shopper has been given an �80 fine after crashing his mobility scooter at a Tesco store in Sprowston.

Norfolk Police said a man was seen speeding down an aisle at the Blue Boar Lane store.

The offence happened at around 11.20am on Thursday.

Police said security staff became concerned at the speed the man was travelling when he narrowly missed a small child.

He was then asked to slow down, but became verbally abusive.

The 32-year-old then drove into the barriers at the front of the store, causing damage.

He was detained by store security staff, before police were called.

Most Read

Officers than issued him with an �80 fine for causing criminal damage.

The man, who has not been named, is believed to live locally, and is a regular shopper at the store.

Nobody from Tesco was willing to comment about the case and it is not clear if the man will be banned from the store following the crash.

For more information about your local Safer Neighbourhood Team visit www.norfolk.police.uk.