Woman injured by jars of sauce thrown in Sainsbury's

It is understood jars of pasta sauce were thrown at a woman at the Sainsbury's store in Costessey.

It is understood jars of pasta sauce were thrown at a woman at the Sainsbury's store in Costessey. - Credit: Archant

A man in his 40s has been arrested on suspicion of assault after an incident at a supermarket in which a woman suffered a head injury.

Police were called to Sainsbury's at Longwater in Costessey at 10.58am on Monday to reports of a disturbance.

"Emergency services were in attendance and a man was arrested at the scene," a police spokesperson confirmed.

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The incident took place at the Sainsbury's store at Longwater. - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) confirmed it sent an ambulance and a rapid response to the vehicle.

"One patient was transported to Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital for further care," an EEAST spokesperson added.

It is understood the man arrested threw jars of sauce at the victim, which hit a Perspex screen and caused a loud noise.

The noise and the sauce spillage caused concern among witnesses and led to some on social media wondering if a gun had been fired, but no firearm was involved.