‘Detain Thieves Yourselves’ Advice

Monday, 30th July 2018 at 4:07pm

As reported on the The Express website, police have sparked outrage after suggesting shop workers could detain thieves themselves with a “citizen’s arrest”.

This had lead to accusations that they are asking other people to do their jobs for them, putting shop owners and staff at risk.

Chief Executive of the Association of Convenience Stores, James Lowman, warns that many retailers are at “risk of abuse and violence” for challenging offenders.

This new guidance goes against years of police advice when victims of a crime were told to ring the police on 999.

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