Man charged with GBH in B&Q Chiswick incident

Anthony Nunes accused of injuring security guard

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Police have charged a man with GBH in connection with an incident at the Chiswick B&Q DIY store which left a guard seriously injured.

Anthony Nunes, aged 30, of Summerwood Rd, Isleworth, appeared Feltham Magistrates Court facing a charge of driving whilst disqualified in addition to those relating to the assault on Fred Agyekum.

The charges follow the arrests of Nunes and a woman in her mid-thirties at an address in Twickenham.

Mr. Agyekum aged 33, was injured trying to prevent suspected shoplifters from leaving a Chiswick DIY store.

A man and a woman set off a security alarm as they left the B&Q store at Chiswick roundabout, Chiswick High Road (under the Great West Rd) at about 11.45 on Saturday morning (11th June).

As the alarm indicated goods were being taken from the store without payment, a security guard challenged them. The man then threatened the guard with an object he took from a Volvo Estate car in the car park.

The couple got into the vehicle and began to drive away, while the guard and other store employees tried to prevent the car leaving by closing barriers to the car park. They managed to get one barrier completely closed, but the Volvo struck the other whilst the security guard was attempting to push it closed.

The guard was crushed between the barrier, and a metal post, sustaining serious injuries - believed to his head and legs. He was taken to Charing Cross Hospital, where his condition is described as stable. The Volvo was driven away by the man; later that afternoon a similar vehicle was found abandoned close by in Oxford Road South, in Chiswick.

Inquiries are being led by DCI Vic Mencner of Hounslow CID. He said, "We urgently need to trace anyone who may have seen the Volvo being abandoned in Oxford Road South, between approx. 12.00 noon and when it was found at 14.45 on Saturday. Did you see anyone parking that car?"

Anyone who can assist should call the incident room at Feltham on 020-8247 6329; if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

June 16, 2005