Compensation for security guard bitten by shoplifter

A SECURITY guard who was bitten by a shoplifter while working at the Sainsbury store in March has been awarded �50 compensation by Fenland magistrates.

A SECURITY guard who was bitten by a shoplifter while working at the Sainsbury store in March has been awarded �50 compensation by Fenland magistrates.

The guard had struggled to detain Mark Barrett after he was caught stealing more than �50 worth of meat from the supermarket

Barrett, 37, of Chapel Street, Stanground, appeared before at Wisbech courthouse, and admitted assaulting the guard and stealing the meat on January 31; and stealing �141 worth of underwear from the Westgate store in March on the same date.

He also admitted stealing a Dyson vacuum cleaner from the Westgate store in March; and the theft of �54 worth of meat from the Somerfield store in March on January 30.


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Barrett was ordered to perform 210 hours of unpaid work and pay �85 costs.

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