Kettering shop worker assaulted after trying to stop suspected shoplifter

A brave shop worker who tried to stop a shoplifter escaping ended up being punched in the face.

Friday, 20th April 2018, 5:23 pm
Updated Friday, 20th April 2018, 5:26 pm
Avondale Road, Kettering, where a shop worker was assuaulted. Copyright Google. NNL-180420-161513005
Avondale Road, Kettering, where a shop worker was assuaulted. Copyright Google. NNL-180420-161513005

Police officers are appealing for witnesses after the female worker was assaulted in a shop in Avondale Road, Kettering.

The incident happened on Wednesday, April 18, between 9.45pm and 10pm, when store staff were detaining a girl who they believed had stolen items from the shop.

One staff member was punched in the face which resulted in them having to have five stitches.

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The offender is described as a white girl, aged 13-14, about 5ft 5in, of slim build. She had mousy brown, straight hair and wore a black bomber jacket, black trousers and a black top.

Witnesses or anyone with information can call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting incident Number: 18000176892