MP gets tough on crime - by arresting shoplifter

Clacton MP Douglas Carswell has been tweeting about how he foiled a would-be shoplifter.

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Just chased and caught a shop lifter in Clacton..., waiting for police

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Police response time pretty effective. Arrested. Now off to my advice surgery

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MP catches alleged shoplifter

A Tory backbencher has chased down and detained an alleged shoplifter in his Essex constituency.