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    Attacks on shop workers up 15% on last year

    Following the subject of shoplifting, something that we were discussing quite recently, it is reported violent attacks on shop workers has risen 15% in the last year. A retail spokesman on the news this morning blames the police for refusing to attend shop lifting incidents under a given value. Depending on the area this varies from 100 to 200. Just imagine, you can fill a shopping trolley with up 200 worth of goods, walk out the shop, and the police don't want to know about it. Meanwhile, a shop assistant who has some morals attempts to stop said thief and gets a smack in the chops.

    I spent most of my working life in the retail industry, and when I was a shop manager (up to 1989) the police took shop lifting seriously. One phone call and they were scouring the high street in minutes, or attending my shop where we had the scumbag apprehended. Indefinitely they were arrested, and more often than not charged. Theft has now almost been decriminalised, and has brought down crime figures considerably. Government strategy, if you want to bring down crime, legalise the most common ones. Surely it's time that the police start taking shop lifting seriously again, isn't it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Know it View Post
    Following the subject of shoplifting, something that we were discussing quite recently, it is reported violent attacks on shop workers has risen 15% in the last year.
    Reported where please. (I can't find a news item about it anywhere.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by lankou View Post
    Reported where please. (I can't find a news item about it anywhere.)
    BBC morning news 08/03/18
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