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CCTV images show theft suspects after shop worker assaulted

Police have launched an appeal after a store worker was assaulted while confronting shoplifters.

Officers attended Aldi, in Urban Road, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, following reports the store had been targeted by thieves.

Two unknown men entered the shop at around 9.50 am on 10 April 2023 before grabbing more than £150 worth of meat products.

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As they walked towards the exit, they were confronted by a member of staff, who was then pushed over and punched in the face.

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The shopworker was left with bruising to their face following the assault, while the suspects then left the store with the items without paying.

Investigating officers have now released images of two people they’d like to speak to in connection with the incident.

PC Kate Hardy, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “It is important that anyone who recognises these people lets us know, as we believe they have important information that could assist our investigation.

“There is simply no excuse for anyone to behave in the violent manner that was displayed during this incident.

“Likewise, shoplifting is a blight on society and has a really detrimental impact on businesses within the community, which is clearly unacceptable.

“Anyone who has any information should call the police on 101, quoting incident 175 of 10 April 2023.”

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