Concerns have been raised about a Dundee toy shop’s handling of a major incident at the weekend.
The Toys R Us superstore on the city’s Kingsway Retail Park remained open to shoppers despite a serious disturbance.
A man was detained following an incident in which a woman was taken to hospital.
The 41-year-old has now been charged in connection with an assault, public indecency and road traffic offences said to have taken place at the shop on Sunday.
He is expected to appear from custody at Dundee Sheriff Court today.
One source told The Courier said: “This was a very serious incident and the shop should have been closed after this happened.
“That didn’t happen though and staff members were simply told to return to work.
“The shop didn’t close for the day until 6.30pm.”
Toys R Us was busy with Easter holiday shoppers of all ages at the time of the incident. Doors remained open and the tills continued to ring as police vehicles filled the car park in front of the store and officers stood at the main entrance.
Members of the public then shared aisles with police officers as investigations took place and statements were taken from a number of people, including the acting store manager.
Staff at the Dundee store said they were not authorised to comment on the incident or any other matter, while the company’s head office was not contactable yesterday.
The Scottish Retail Consortium said that as the incident was “random and quite out of the ordinary” it would be unlikely to be covered by any policy.
A spokeswoman for Police Scotland, meanwhile, said the closure of the store was “a matter for Toys R Us”.
“Had officers thought it necessary to have the store closed in order to carry out their investigations they could have spoken to the manager and made that request.
“Clearly, they did not believe this was required.”