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Terrifying hammer attack sees shop owner back new law to protect staff

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The owner of a business who saw his own brother attacked by a hammer wielding customer has backed calls for a new criminal offence to protect shop workers.

Retail trade union Usdaw said nine out of 10 retail workers have been verbally abused in the last 12 months and one in 10 have been physically attacked.

It has urged the prime minister to include specific tougher sentencing for shop assaults in the government’s flagship new crime bill.

Imran Mohammed, the owner of Mobile Clinic on Orford Place in Norwich, said the impact on staff could be long lasting.

Aman Mohammed bleeding after the attack by a customer at Mobile Clinic in Norwich. - Credit: Imran Mohammed

His brother Aman has........

© Norwich Evening News

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