Woman knocked unconscious after shoplifters target Corby supermarket

A woman was knocked unconscious after trying to tackle shoplifters in a Corby supermarket.

Monday, 4th March 2019, 10:57 am
Updated Monday, 4th March 2019, 11:10 am
Corby Morrisons.

The member of staff hit her head in a struggle after the incident yesterday morning (Sunday).

Police were called to reports of three shoplifters at Morrisons in Oakley Road at about 10.30am.

A police spokesman said: “They were trying to steal bottles of alcohol.

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“A staff member tried to stop them and in the struggle she slipped on liquid and was knocked unconscious after hitting her head.”

Paramedics were sent to the scene. A police spokesman said the woman didn’t suffer any serious injuries.

The force has since charged 35-year-old William Black, of no fixed abode, in connection with the incident.

A second person, a 47-year-old man, has been arrested.