Sainsbury’s worker arrested after posting racist video about Pakistani customers

A Sainsbury’s worker has been arrested on suspicion of racial offences over a video in which he abused Pakistani customers.

Joshua Dryden calls the customers “Pakis” several times in the Snapchat video and complains about them wanting items “as cheap as possible”.

Derbyshire Police said a 20-year-old man has been arrested for racial offences under the Public Order Act.

Sainsbury’s said it had “taken appropriate action”.

People complained to Sainsbury’s after the video was shared widely on social media and demanded Mr Dryden be sacked.

A spokesman for the supermarket chain said: “We have been made aware of this video.
“It is offensive and unacceptable, to say the very least, and we have taken appropriate action.”

Sainsbury’s has not said whether or not Mr Dryden has been suspended or dismissed.
It added: “We can’t comment on individual colleagues but we’re treating this matter very seriously.

“We’re an inclusive company and do not tolerate discrimination of any kind.”

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