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Tesco worker sacked for leaving till to chase thief killed himself

Shaun Winstanley had worked for Tesco for 17-years. Photo:

A supermarket worker took his own life just a week after he was sacked for chasing a shoplifter.

Shaun Winstanley had worked for Tesco for 17 years and had won awards for his long service.

But earlier this year he made the split-second decision to chase a shoplifter, a decision that would cost him his job.

The father of three had previously been robbed at gunpoint at work, an incident that his family says led to a decline in his mental health.

Shaun's stepdaughter told this programme the supermarket chain had let her him down.

Ann O'Connor reports.