Staff at fast-food chain McDonald’s were subjected to more than 900 assaults last year, the Daily Mail reports.

A Freedom of Information request revealed workers at the 1,270 restaurants across the UK were throttled, punched, kicked and attacked with chemical sprays.

And it’s not just staff that have been attacked. Customers have also been knifed, punched and bitten, with the majority of incidents being recorded at night.

Weapons to carry out these vicious attacks have included the likes of plastic knives, spoons and forks provided by McDonalds, and even condiments such as ketchup.

The figures suggest that there are 17 assaults on staff and customers per week across the country.