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Shoplifting costs UK stores more than £4bn

Shoplifters stole more than £4bn worth of goods from UK stores in the past year, according to a survey of retailers.

The figures suggest that more than a third of the thefts were carried out by shop staff.

Branded clothing is the most popular target for thieves, but meat, cheese and alcohol are also commonly taken.

Dominic Hughes reports.