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Security guard injured by knife after shoplifter is detained in Tesco, Eden Centre, High Wycombe

| August 29, 2015

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Shortly after 1.30pmon Saturday 29th August 2015 a man was detained by security staff on suspicion of shoplifting at the Tesco supermarket in the Eden Centre shopping complex, High Wycombe.

A second man joined him at the store and they attempted to leave. Two security guards approached the men and both were assaulted by one of the men.

One victim sustained minor head injuries caused by a knife. His injuries are not life-threatening and he is currently attending hospital.

The second victim sustained minor injuries and was initially treated at the scene and is attending hospital as a precaution.

Thames Valley Police officers attended the the scene to make enquiries in relation to the incident. A knife was recovered.

Investigating officer Insp Simone Marples, based at High Wycombe police station, said: ‘The shop was very busy at the time of the incident and I would like to speak to anyone who saw what happened or anyone with any information which could assist with our enquiries.

Officers are investigating the circumstances and are present in the area. If anyone has any concerns please contact your local neighbourhood team by calling 101.

Thames Valley POlice are appealing for anyone who may have any information about the incident which could assist with their investigation to please contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Thames Valley Police has arrested a 38 year old man on suspicion of GBH in connection with the incident and is currently in police custody.

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