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KFC customers are being served chicken through a WIRE FENCE to protect workers

KFC customers are being served chicken through a WIRE FENCE to protect workers after ‘an intruder jumped over the counter and attacked a member of staff’

  • KFC branch in Chelmsley Wood branch has secured metal bars across cash desk
  • Thick metal bars are bolted from the counter to the ceiling to safeguard workers
  • Steps taken after girl reportedly jumped over counter and struck staff member  

A Birmingham KFC branch has secured metal bars across the cash desk to protect staff from violent attacks.    

Employees at the fast food giant’s Moorland Avenue branch in Chelmsley Wood are safeguarded by rows of metal, to stop intruders getting behind the counter.

The gaps are wide enough to pass a family chicken bucket through – but are small enough to protect staff from any potential threat.

Employees at the KFC branch on Moorland Avenue in Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham, are now serving customers through metal bars to protect workers 

Fixtures are secured by thick metal bars bolted from the counter to the ceiling.  

The safeguarding steps were taken after a girl jumped over the counter and struck a staff member in the kitchen, the branch manager told BirminghamLive.  

A spokeswoman for KFC said: ‘Something happened a few months ago. It’s for our safety, a few months ago a girl jumped over and hit one of the staff members.

The gaps are wide enough to pass a family chicken bucket through - but are small enough to protect staff from any potential threat

The gaps are wide enough to pass a family chicken bucket through – but are small enough to protect staff from any potential threat 

‘So they just put it up for safety. It was put up in August.’

When quizzed over the fixture, another staff member added: ‘It’s for our safety because of the fights. There’s been fights happening.’

In the last year there were eight incidents of anti-social behaviour in or near the Chelmsley Wood branch and a staggering 19 cases of violence of sexual offences. 

In the last year there were eight incidents of anti-social behaviour in or near the Chelmsley Wood branch (pictured) and a staggering 19 cases of violence of sexual offences

In the last year there were eight incidents of anti-social behaviour in or near the Chelmsley Wood branch (pictured) and a staggering 19 cases of violence of sexual offences

Several Midlands fast-food restaurants have taken extra security measures to protect staff and customers from yobs in recent years.

In 2018, McDonald’s and KFC branches in Park Street, Walsall town centre, put bouncers on the door.

Following the decision, a McDonald’s spokesman said: ‘Unfortunately the area around our restaurant has experienced some anti-social issues and this action has been taken in consultation with the local police in order to safeguard our customers and crew.’

A KFC Spokesperson added: ‘After some recent anti-social behaviour in the area, we’ve worked in partnership with local police and put security into our Park Street restaurant to help prevent any further incidents.’

In the last year there were eight incidents of anti-social behaviour in or near the Chelmsley Wood branch on Moorland Avenue, Birmingham, (pictured) and a staggering 19 cases of violence of sexual offences

In the last year there were eight incidents of anti-social behaviour in or near the Chelmsley Wood branch on Moorland Avenue, Birmingham, (pictured) and a staggering 19 cases of violence of sexual offences

West Midlands Police crime figures on or near the Chelmsley Wood KFC in Birmingham

January

Anti-social behaviour:  2

February

Anti-social behaviour: 1

Shoplifting: 1

Violence and sexual offences 1

March

Anti-social behaviour: 2

Burglary: 1

Other theft: 2

Robbery: 2

Violence and sexual offences: 2

April

Anti-social behaviour: 1

Burglary: 1

Criminal damage and arson: 1

Other crime: 1

Shoplifting: 3

Violence and sexual offences: 3

May

Criminal damage and arson: 1

Shoplifting: 1

June

Shoplifting: 2

Anti-social behaviour: 1

Violence and sexual offences: 2

July

Violence and sexual offences: 1

August

Anti-social behaviour: 1

Robbery: 1

Violence and sexual offences: 2

September

Other: 1

Violence and sexual offences: 3

October

Bicycle theft: 1

Public order: 1

Shoplifting: 2

November

Violence and sexual offences: 5

December

Burglary: 1

Public order: 1

Robbery: 1  

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