Security guard assaulted

September 02 2016

A MAN has been charged by police following an incident in Fishponds where a security guard from supermarket Morrisons was assaulted as he attempted to stop a man suspected of shoplifting.

A MAN has been charged by police following an incident in Fishponds where a security guard from supermarket Morrisons was assaulted as he attempted to stop a man suspected of shoplifting.

The incident happened along the cycle path just before 8am on Wednesday August 24.

Danny King, age 30, of no fixed abode, has been charged with wounding with intent, theft, two common assaults and possession of an offensive weapon.

Speaking after the incident, Inspector Shaun Finn said: “A man suspected of shoplifting was chased from the store by security staff. As one of the staff attempted to detain the man, he was assaulted. His injuries required medical attention.

“We arrived on the scene minutes later to find staff from the store detaining the suspect who was arrested on suspicion of GBH.

“I’d like to thank the brave members of staff for apprehending this man and would ask anybody who witnessed the incident to contact us quoting log number 213 from today.”