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hi last night i was in a supermarket shopping and i sometimes
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Ive just been to a 24hr superstore and bought several items.
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MY FRIEND RECENTLY ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFT. HE WAS SEEN AND FOLLOWED
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MY FRIEND RECENTLY ARRESTED FOR SHOPLIFT. HE WAS CHASED OUTSIDE
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Hi I am 36 and have never been in trouble with the police until two years ago when I was arrested on suspicion of theft from a store. I was buying 3 items but the cashier hadn't put through one of the… read more
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dear sir, I have spent today at least two hours shopping
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Hope you can help. What is the case law that means when someone
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