Store worker ‘assaulted after confronting pair of shoplifters’

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Totton Lidl
The Totton Lidl supermarket at the town’s retail park where the assault was reported

TWO people were arrested after a Totton Lidl shop worker was assaulted when she confronted suspected shoplifters.

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Police responded to reports that an attack had taken place in the Lidl store in Commercial Road, Totton, at around 5.45pm yesterday (Wednesday).

The victim, a 36-year-old woman from Southampton, was said to have been set upon by two people when she challenged them.

Following a search of the area, officers located the suspects in nearby Rumbridge Street.

They detained a 30-year-old woman from Marchwood on suspicion of shoplifting, common assault, and possession of cannabis.

A 36-year-old man from an unknown address was also arrested on suspicion of shoplifting and assault.

They were both still in custody this morning, according to a Hampshire police spokesperson.

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