Retail bosses demand new laws to protect workers from violence

Out-of-focus checkout worker seen from behind with till in focus against a background of shoppers in store

Chief executives from 100 of the UK’s largest retailers have written directly to the prime minister urging him to support a law to tackle violence and abuse against store staff.

The open letter addressed directly to the prime minister has been signed by the chief executives of Amazon UK, Tesco, John Lewis and Marks & Spencer among others.

Amendments to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill to tackle rising levels of violence and abuse against retail workers are currently in the report stage and will have a third reading in Parliament on Monday July 5.

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