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£20,000 theft in Asda supermarket raid

£20,000 theft at Asda by motorbike riders Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

£20,000 pounds worth of electrical equipment and computer games has been stolen from the Asda supermarket in Totton, Hampshire.

Two men riding a stolen white motorbike forced open the doors of the store on Maynard Road in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

One offender wore a silver motorcycle helmet and the other wore a dark helmet. Both are said to be 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Police Constable Luke Callum said :"I am appealing to anyone who recognises these people in the CCTV image. Do you recognise their clothing or helmets? Have you noticed anyone in Totton area attempting to sell computer games or electronic equipment recently? Call 101 and quote 44150382002."


Video: shopper's fake fall in bid to claim compensation

Here is the video of the fake fall in a supermarket.

A Brighton man has been jailed for nine months after attempting to defraud a supermarket by staging a fall in their store and claiming compensation for £11,000 from Asda.

But CCTV of the fall did not support his story and was used in the prosecution.

Louis Dempsey, 35, unemployed, of Mount Pleasant, Brighton, was convicted and jailed at Lewes Crown Court.

Woman finds dead lizard on jacket she bought in Asda

A dead gecko was found squashed into this coat Credit: Paula Dunican

A woman from Canterbury was horrified to find a very dead, very squashed gecko inside a jacket she bought at Asda.

The £25 garment had a "seeping stain" in the lining which Paula Dunican discovered in the lining when she got it home.

The stain turned out to be the decaying body of the unfortunate animal.

Geckos are a type of lizard, usually found in warm climates.

Asda has offered Mrs Dunican a refund and a £40 voucher. They told ITV Meridian: “We’d like to apologise again to Mrs Dunican for any upset caused, and reassure her this was an isolated incident.”

Toad found in supermarket salad

This toad was found in a supermarket salad Credit: Claire Potter

A shopper nearly bit of more than she could chew when she found a live toad in a supermarket salad.

Claire Potter found the amphibian in the salad she purchased from Asda in Brighton.

Jeff is now living in a back garden in Brighton Credit: Claire Potter

But rather than return the toad to the store, Claire has decided to adopt him and christened him Jeff. He is now living in her back garden.

An Asda spokeswoman: "We're pleased to hear that Jeff has gone to a good home and we wish Ms Potter and him a very happy ever after.

"But we would urge her to bring him into our store in the next few days so we can launch a full investigation into Jeff just to check he isn't pulling our frog's legs about his previous life."

Hunt for man after supermarket staff attacked

CCTV of man wanted in connection with assaults at supermarket Credit: Hampshire Police

Police want to speak to this man after two members of staff were attacked at an Asda store in Portland Terrace, Southampton. He was verbally and racially abusive to checkout staff before hitting one worker on the arm. He then spat in the face of another staff member.

PC Chris Galpin, who is investigating the attack, said: “This was an unprovoked nasty assault on two members of staff who were just carrying out their normal duties as sales assistants within the store."