Barnstaple shop worker injured after challenging suspected shoplifter
A store worker who challenged a suspected shoplifter in Wilkinsons in Barnstaple on Saturday afternoon was rugby-tackled to the ground and left suffering back pain.
Police said the 23-year-old man, a sales assistant at the High Street store, challenged the suspected shoplifter just after 4pm and was “rugby-tackled” to the ground.
Officers said the victim suffered lower back pain but had no visible injuries.
A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said two suspects, both male teenagers, had been sought and were due to be questioned in connection with the incident.
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The spokesman said police enquiries were ongoing but confirmed nobody else was being sought in connection.