Shoppers threatened with meat cleaver in Leicester Tesco

A man has been charged after shoppers were threatened with a meat cleaver at a supermarket in Leicester.

The Tesco superstore in New Park Street was evacuated at about 8:35am on Monday (11 November) following the incident.

Janusz Samonek, 37, from Braunstone, has been charged with affray and possession of a bladed article.

Samonek has been released on bail and is due to appear at Leicester Magistrates Court on Wednesday 12 December. To keep up with all the latest news, please like our Facebook Page or join our Leicestershire Breaking News group.