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Bangladesh-born Centra manager Akram Hussein, who died after chasing a shoplifter from his Drumcondra store

This morning.

Bereavement fund here.

Last week: “I’ve Never Seen Anything Like The Love People Have Had For Akram”

Yesterday afternoon.

Centra, Drumcondra, Dublin.

Tributes from customers and staff alongside a Book of Condolences for much-loved shop manager Akram Hussein, originally from Bangladesh, who died on Saturday following a foot chase after a shoplifter.

Peggy Groarke, who owns the Centra store with her husband Nathy, said:

“I was just amazed at the amount of people coming in. We’ve had local politicians, local gardaí, nurses from the Mater Hospital and doctors. He started around 5am and so he knew everyone going to work. I’ve never seen anything like the love people have had for Akram.

“The age profile of people coming in was from about 4 to 90, so he didn’t just appeal to any particular age group. The children loved him, he knew all their names.

“He had a talent that was exceptional and always had a permanent smile.”

Tributes paid to Dublin shopkeeper who died after chasing shoplifter (Irish Times)

Sam Boal/Rollingnews

This afternoon.

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland has published an ‘allergy alert notification’ about a batch of Centra Salmon Sensation (above).

To wit:

“The implicated batch of Centra Salmon Sensation was mis-packed with Centra Prawn Cocktail.

The product contains prawns (crustaceans) and sodium metabisulphite (sulphur dioxide) which are not mentioned on the label.

This may make the batch unsafe for consumers who are allergic to or intolerant of crustaceans and/or sulphur dioxide.”

Yikes.

Undeclared Prawns and Sulphur Dioxide in a Batch of Centra Salmon Sensation (FSAI)

LIDL last night (top and middle), this morning (middle pic) and with Gardai at the scene this afternoon and a video compilation of events (above).

Citywest, Fortunestown Lane, Tallaght, Dublin 24.

LIDL bulldozed by stolen digger…

Safe dragged down street…

Centra and Topaz attacked with angle-grinders…

‘Serious incident’ at Dublin supermarket investigated (RTÉ)

Lidl in Dublin looted and smashed on Friday night (Irish Times)

Pic: PA

Update:

Nine people have been arrested following robberies and looting at two shops in west Dublin.

..A small number of gardaí responding in an SUV could not get to the scene due to the weather conditions, which included snowdrifts of up to five feet.

Nine arrested following looting in west Dublin (RTÉ)

Meanwhile…

Oh dear.

Update:

Meanwhile….

To the pitchforks!

Thanks John Gallen

Update:

Um.

Pics: PA, Rollingnews.

Alternatively…

Ruillebuille writes:

After the disgraceful scenes at Tallaght it’s a pity the news media don’t show what happened last night in Clondalkin when a fire engine got stuck.

In fairness.