Worrying scenes as Asda shoppers cram into store with little social distancing

Shocking pictures have emerged of shoppers packed inside an Asda store during lockdown.

Scores of customers can be seen cramming the aisles at the supermarket in Wakefield Durkar, Yorkshire.

The images, shared on Facebook by Wakefield West councillor, Michael Graham appear to show little social distancing, Leeds Live reports.

He posted on the social media site: “I have been contacted by a number of residents who have raised concerns regarding social distancing measures in place at local supermarkets.

“As you can see from the photos I have been sent of Asda Durkar below, supermarkets have been busy today and this has made it difficult for shoppers to keep two metres apart.

“This lockdown is tough for everyone and I know supermarket staff and other key workers are doing their absolute best in difficult conditions.

“Thank you to those who have raised this issue with me. I will contact the store in Durkar and ask if they will review current measures and if they will be setting a limit to the number of people allowed in store, as they have earlier in the year.”

England's four-week lockdown means 'non-essential' shops have been forced to close.

After the announcement, Asda said it was introducing a raft of new measures including safety marshals at entrances and in the aisled of larger stores to remind customers to social distance and wear face masks.

The lockdown is due to end on December 2.

Daily Star Online has contacted Asda for comment.

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