Police called out nearly 350 times to reported incidents at McDonald's restaurants in Doncaster
Police have been called out nearly 350 times to reported incidents at McDonald’s branches in Doncaster over a three-year period.
Results of a Freedom of Information request submitted by the Free Press show South Yorkshire Police received reports of a total of 345 incidents at McDonald’s outlets across the Doncaster area in 2016, 2017 and 2018.
McDonald’s said the safety of its customers and staff was an ‘absolute priority’.
According to the figures, police were called to 108 crimes at McDonald’s restaurants in Doncaster during 2016, 114 in 2017 and 123 in 2018.
The offences included 165 nuisance-related incidents, 38 cases of violence against people, 26 suspicious circumstances, 25 road-related crimes and one sexual offence.
A spokesperson for McDonald’s said: “The safety and security of our people and our customers is our absolute priority and we strive to ensure our restaurants are a welcoming and friendly environment for all.
“We have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to crime and anti-social behaviour both in and around our restaurants.
“We maintain positive working relationships with the police and invest in CCTV and door staff as necessary.”
The fast-food chain added that the numbers were ‘not indicative’ of crimes happening within its outlets as members of the public often use McDonald’s branches as reference points when reporting an incident during a 999 call because it is a recognisable landmark.