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Home Office to remind forces of duty to prosecute shoplifting offences

Retailers groups say forces no longer respond to thefts valued below £200 where no violence has been used.

Shop theft has increased significantly over the last year adding what amounts to  a 7p tax on every transaction

Shop theft has increased significantly over the last year adding what amounts to a 7p tax on every transaction

Date - 8th July 2020
By - Police Oracle
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The crime and policing minister Kit Malthouse is writing a letter to police and crime commissioners and chief constables emphasising that the theft of goods valued up to £200 from a shop should be prosecuted as a criminal...
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