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Arrests after thefts from Co-op in Radcliffe

Two men have been charged following a shop theft in which over £100 of goods were allegedly stolen.

Police were called to the Co-op store in Main Street, in Radcliffe on Trent, at 11.20 am on Saturday (6 November) after reports a man had left the shop without paying for items.

A suspect getaway vehicle was traced by police and suspects arrested.

A 39-year-old of no fixed address, has been charged with shoplifting. He has been bailed and is due to appear at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on November 25.

Wayne Hardy, 58, of Orchard Close, Barnstone, has been charged with driving whilst disqualified, driving without insurance, possession of an offensive weapon and possession of a bladed article. He has been remanded in custody and is due to appear at Nottinghamshire Magistrates’ Court tomorrow morning (8 November).

A third man who was arrested was released without charge.

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Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Chris Pearson, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Shoplifting is not a victimless crime and can have a significant impact on retailers both financially and emotionally.

“We continue to treat shop theft seriously and our proactive work to combat this issue is ongoing including targeted operations in hot-spot areas, increased patrols and working closely with businesses to reduce retail crime.

“We are continuing to support retailers and provide crime prevention advice and I’d like to reassure people that we will not tolerate this type of offending and will always take robust action.

“Two weapons were also seized following this incident and this demonstrates our ongoing commitment and determination in driving down knife crime and weapon-enabled violence in our communities.”

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