Teen allegedly headbutted by store employee

A Griffith man wants a formal apology from a staff member at a local department store who allegedly headbutted his 14-year-old daughter.

A Griffith man wants a formal apology from a staff member at a local department store who allegedly headbutted his 14-year-old daughter.

A GRIFFITH man wants a formal apology from a staff member at a local department store who allegedly headbutted his 14-year-old daughter.

The man, who did not want to be named, said his daughter was verbally attacked and assaulted by the staff member last week.

He said it was unprovoked and the staff member wrongly accused his daughter of previously removing tags from items in the store.

The man said the incident had been reported to police and said the store should take disclipinary action.

“I’d like to see (the employee) sacked and I’d like a formal apology to my daughter,” he said.

The man said his daughter, who was at the store with friends, was traumatised by the incident and did not want to attend school.

He said he was disgusted his daughter was now fearful of shopping on her own.

The man said he believed there was CCTV footage of the incident.

Griffith Local Area Command crime manager Paul Smith confirmed an incident had occurred.

“There was an incident there and the circumstances are under investigation,” he said.

The department store did not provide comment on the matter.

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