Dramatic moment ‘fraudster’ is pinned down by Tesco security in front of shocked shoppers in Liverpool

This is the dramatic moment a suspected fraudster was pinned to the ground by supermarket security in front of shoppers.

An ECHO reader captured the incident in the packed Tesco store in Bidston on Saturday evening.

“We saw the security guards on the top of someone on the floor right by the entrance.

“He was acting aggressively, swearing and telling them to get off.

“The security pinning him down created a massive crowd. Lots of people just stopped to see.

“He was probably in his 40s. Then a bit later the police arrived and handcuffed him.

“When we left the shop later, we saw him still in the police car.”

The argument started when suspicious workers asked the customer to wait while they called police.

It’s understood he was trying to return some goods to the store at the time and staff suspected he was trying to commit a form of fraud.

He tried to leave before police could arrive so security detained him until officers reached the store.

The man then started to complain of chest pains and was taken to hospital.

He was not arrested but police plan to follow up enquires into the incident at a later date.

Merseyside Police said: “We can confirm that patrols were called to the Tesco store in Bidston Link Road on Saturday at 5.45pm after security staff detained a man suspected of committing a fraud.

“On arrival officers were advised that the man was suffering from chest pains so he was given first aid while an ambulance was called.“Paramedics subsequently attended and took the man to hospital to be checked over.

“On arrival officers were advised that the man was suffering from chest pains so he was given first aid while an ambulance was called.“Paramedics subsequently attended and took the man to hospital to be checked over.

“Police enquiries into the incident remain ongoing at this time.”

A Tesco spokesperson said, “Following an incident on Saturday evening it was necessary for us to briefly detain an individual while we waited for the police to arrive. We will be supporting the police with their enquiries.”

 

Source: http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/dramatic-moment-fraudster-pinned-down-13047332

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