Police to attend every shoplifting incident with staff threat

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A new “zero-tolerance” plan to tackle organised shoplifting gangs is to be agreed upon in Downing Street today.

Ministers, police and retailers will attend a summit where police chiefs will reveal plans to crack down on the soaring number of shoplifting incidents.

According to The Sunday Times, police forces are expected to sign up to a new commitment to attend the scene of every shoplifting incident reported to include a threat of violence to store staff.

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