Retailers to fund new police operation to crack down on crime

Woman shoplifting a bottle of wine, shown from neck down

Retailers including John Lewis, Sainsbury’s and Tesco have agreed to fund a new police operation, Project Pegasus, to crack down on shoplifting in stores.

As part of government efforts to ensure “all forces show zero tolerance”, Project Pegasus has been called a “game changer” by police chiefs.

The project will allow them to run CCTV images of shoplifting offences provided by retailers through the Police National Database.

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