Off-duty policeman hit around the head with a bottle when he apprehended a shoplifter in Sainsbury's
Written by The Newsroom on August 24, 2019
An off-duty police officer was assaulted when he tried to apprehend a shoplifter.
The officer detained the suspect and was hit around the head with a glass bottle.
He was left injured after the incident which happened at the store in the Orbital Retail Park on Saturday morning.
(Image: Staffordshire Police RPU)
The would-be shoplifter was arrested and the stolen items recovered.
Staffordshire Police Road Policing Unit tweeted a picture of the scene and details of the arrest.
“Never off duty!” they tweeted.
“An off-duty officer has just witnessed a shoplifting in the @cannockpolice area.
“The officer has detained the suspect and been subject to a violent attack whereby he was hit around the head with a glass bottle causing injury!
“Suspect arrested and stolen items seized!”
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