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Police share image after Tesco staff assaulted by suspected shoplifter

Police are looking to trace this woman after a staff member was assaulted by a suspected shoplifter.

The incident happened inside the Tesco store in Gateford Road, Worksop, at 9.40 pm on 22 November 2023.

A store security guard approached a member of the public after suspecting they had pocketed items without paying.

While attempting to challenge the woman, the staff member was assaulted, with the suspect then leaving the shop.

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Police have now released an image of someone they’d like to speak to in connection with the incident.

PC Lee Ryan, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The victim in this incident attempted to challenge someone they suspected of trying to steal items, when they were suddenly assaulted.

“There is absolutely no place for this type of behaviour, while anyone who thinks they have the right to shoplift is very mistaken.

“We are keen to trace the woman in this picture, as we believe she can assist us with our ongoing investigation into this incident.

“We would urge the woman, anyone who recognises her, or anyone with any information about what happened, to contact us straight away.

“Information can be left with the police on 101, quoting incident 795 of 22 November 2023, or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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