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You sure can, Yesterday I was charged with shoplifting at my
You sure can, Yesterday I was charged with shoplifting at my local M&S. I was with my 10-year-old Son and only popped in to get him a sandwich, but ended up getting other bits...I spent £75.00 We got the Sarnie and I told my son to put it in my own empty shopping bag to stop him squishing it, I also picked up hand cream which I put into bag ( i cannot use baskets) I also got nightie, an two bras which I held. As, i was paying the cashier made conversation which diverted me, and I did not pay for Sandwich or Hand cream. I was stopped by security, they took a photo of me without asking. Shamed me in front of my Son by calling me a bad Mother. There was no intent on my behalf to steal anything, and I have no criminal convictions and never been accused of shop lifting. I tried explaining I had no intention to steal...but they were intent on shaming me. I finally told them to call the Police, which they would not do, telling me they could take 4 hours to arrive. One kept saying "we can deal with this" I explained why I used my own bag, due to problems with my hands which they could see. I have now got a Civil Recovery Notice and not allowed to enter any M&S. I left the Sandwich and hand cream there. … read more
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Today I was falsely accused of shoplifting and detained by
Today I was falsely accused of shoplifting and detained by the store security and store staff. I had a satchel over my shoulder and was suddenly surrounded by around seven staff when the security guar… read more
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My nephew has a maisonette (upper floor) tenancy via Bristol
My nephew has a maisonette (upper floor) tenancy via Bristol City Council. He has approached them, who told him to contact the police concerning his downstairs neighbour. He is also male and also live… read more
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Hi. 4 years ago I acquired a criminal record for shop
Hi. 4 years ago I acquired a criminal record for shop lifting. I've stayed clean ever since then until just recently. It started as a genuine accident. My local Aldi Supermarket doesn't supply hand ba… read more
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can i be procecuted for re-entering a shop i have been banned
can i be procecuted for re-entering a shop i have been banned from? i was caught in M&S shoplifting over 1 year ago the police were called and i was taken to the station and cautioned, the shop securi… read more
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After complaining about being stopped, accused of stealing
After complaining about being stopped, accused of stealing milk, manhandled and forced back to a M&S store I recieved this response - are M&S within their rights? Dear Mr Adlington Thank you for your … read more
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My friend is on bail pending further investigation for minor
My friend is on bail pending further investigation for minor shop lifting. He has a previous caution for minor shop lift. He has pleaded 'not guilty' so if he is convicted, could he expect a sentense … read more
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MY FRIEND RECENTLY ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFT. HE WAS SEEN AND FOLLOWED
MY FRIEND RECENTLY ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFT. HE WAS SEEN AND FOLLOWED ON CCTV IN STORE. AND HAD AFEW CREAMS IN HIS BASKET, HE THEN PUT A MAGAZINE IN HIS BASKET WHICH COVERED THE CREAMS. HE THEN WENT DOWN… read more
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YES THE ITEMS WERE FOUND IN HIS BAG. BUT AS ITS SUPERDRUG,
YES THE ITEMS WERE FOUND IN HIS BAG. BUT AS ITS SUPERDRUG, ALOT OF THE ITEMS THEY SELL ARE SOLD AT VARIOUS PLACES TOO. AND HE IS CONFIDENT THAT CCTV DOES NOT SHOW HIM PUTTING ANYTHING IN HIS OWN BAG F… read more
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MY FRIEND RECENTLY ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFT. HE WAS SEEN AND FOLLOWED
MY FRIEND RECENTLY ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFT. HE WAS SEEN AND FOLLOWED ON CCTV IN STORE. AND HAD AFEW CREAMS IN HIS BASKET, HE THEN PUT A MAGAZINE IN HIS BASKET WHICH COVERED THE CREAMS. HE THEN WENT DOWN… read more
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o he went to superdrug, was holding a bag. picked up a basket,
o he went to superdrug, was holding a bag. picked up a basket, walked around the store, put some creams in the basket and a magazine, went downstairs to get a drink. near the drinks, there are no came… read more
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MY FRIEND RECENTLY ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFT. HE WAS CHASED OUTSIDE
MY FRIEND RECENTLY ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFT. HE WAS CHASED OUTSIDE THE STORE AND THEN THE 2 SECURITY GUARDS HELD HIM FOR 15 MINUTES BUT WERE VERY AGGRESSIVE TOWARDS HIM. HE IS ON BAIL PENDING FURTHER INV… read more
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I was assaulted in a supermarket and required a hospital treatment.The
I was assaulted in a supermarket and required a hospital treatment.The assault was by a son of one of the staff . To my surprice, the manager claimed the cctv did not cover the area where the incident… read more
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does an off-duty security guard in a uk retail store have the
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I was recently involved in an incident in a supermarket regarding
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I was shopping in my local supermarket today and was nearly
I was shopping in my local supermarket today and was nearly caught shoplifting, the assistant asked if I had anything else in my trolley, at first i said no but then realised and said yes, and I pais … read more
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How can i instigate prooceedings or claim compensation for
How can i instigate prooceedings or claim compensation for 'deformation of character' when staff wrongfully inappropriately and falsely accused me of shoplifting physical assault and use of bad langua… read more
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Sadly when shopping in Asda I was sharing a basket with a friend to who I was buying a little birthday gift for and wanted to pop into a box I had put in the shared basket as this item was a delicate … read more
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