Man charged with assault and criminal damage after Tesco freezer incident

Tesco Extra in Royston.

Tesco Extra in Royston - Credit: Bianca Wild

A Royston man has been charged with assault, criminal damage and a public order offence, after a freezer was climbed on at the town's Tesco Extra store last month.

Police attended  the superstore in Old North Road, on Sunday, January 31, after it was reported that a man had climbed onto a freezer and was behaving aggressively.

Officers attended the scene just after 3pm - and the store was evacuated while they dealt with the incident.

Daniel Hand, of Tennyson Close, was charged on Monday last week.

The 29-year-old is due to appear at Stevenage Magistrates' Court on March 1. 

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