Tom Goodenough

What’s the truth about the Peckham shop scuffle?

Peckham Hair and Cosmetics in Rye Lane remains shut following the incident on Monday

Rye Lane in south London’s Peckham is a lively place day and night, but yesterday evening the atmosphere was distinctly ugly. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered outside a store to protest about a shopkeeper’s treatment of a customer, who was accused of theft. A viral video, filmed inside Peckham Hair and Cosmetics on Monday, shows why they are angry: a black woman is seen being manhandled by an Asian employee.

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