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Appeal after shop worker is assaulted trying to prevent a theft in South Derbyshire

Alert message sent 04/02/2020 08:01:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary

One of our officers in South Derbyshire has released an image of two men he would like to speak to after a shop worker in Overseal was assaulted whilst preventing a theft.

The incident happened at around 9.15pm on Sunday, 26 January at the Co-op store on Burton Road, when a shop worker at the store tried to prevent a man leaving the store with a basket full of goods that he hadn’t paid for. When he approached the man he was punched in the face.

Do you recognise the men?

If so please make contact with PC James Williams at Swadlincote Police Station, using any of the following non-emergency contact methods and quoting reference number 2*49637 :

Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
Website – complete the online contact form
Phone – call us on 101.
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting

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Paul Cannon (Media team, Staff, South Division)

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