Warehouse staff praised for helping girl under attack


Staff at a Christchurch Warehouse store are being praised for their actions after witnessing a young girl being allegedly assaulted by two adults.

According to witnesses at the Eastgate store, the girl was being beaten by her father and grandmother while they were at the store on Sunday afternoon.

The witness who posted to Facebook says members of the public stepped in to help the little girl while staff called police.

"Your staff helped make sure she was safe and called the police," the witness said.

"The family took her shoes off her, so [Warehouse] staff provided her with some warm slippers (it was really cold) and they wouldn't let the family near her while waiting for the police."

The witness went on to say the family were members of the Mongrel Mob gang, however police couldn't confirm if that was the case.

"Your staff didn't care [about the dangers]. They just wanted to ensure the young girl felt safe."

The post to Facebook has been shared by hundreds of people and liked more than 8000 times.

The Warehouse didn't want to discuss details about the incident but told Newshub it is pleased with the way its staff responded to the situation.

Police say they have since charged a 51-year-old woman with disorder and she is due to appear in the Christchurch District Court on May 10.