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Security guard assaulted after chasing shoplifter

Officers are appealing for information after a supermarket worker was assaulted as he tried to stop a suspected shoplifter in Canterbury.

It happened on 30th June at around 10:15pm after three people ran away from Sainsbury's in Kingsmead Road.

One of the security staff chased a suspect and found him hiding in bushes.

As he tried to detain him, the suspect ran off along the River Stour.

The security guard eventually caught him but the man struck him in the stomach, leaving him with a 10cm cut.

He then ran off in the direction of Stonebridge Road.

Kent Police Constable Jim Roberts, from the Canterbury Local District Policing Team, said:

The main offender is described as being a man around 6ft tall, with short brown hair and a scar above his eye. He was wearing a black zip-up jacket, a black T-shirt with a skull and crossbones motif on the front, black jogging bottoms and black trainers.

The other two people were a second man, 6ft tall and of stocky build, wearing a black top with the hood up and navy blue jeans; and a woman wearing a grey cardigan, grey T-shirt, navy blue jeans and brown sandals. She was carrying a shopping bag.’

– Constable Jim Roberts

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