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Southend man charged after PCSO's leg broken in tussle

A man has been charged after a police community support officer's received a broken leg during a tussle with a suspected shoplifter in Southend.

PSCO Paul Dallimore, 52, was trying to detain the man at a shop on Southchurch Road on Saturday at about 21:45 GMT.

Peter Morgan, 23, of Hastings Road, Southend was charged with theft of food and obstructing a designated person acting in the execution of his duty.

He will appear at Southend Magistrates' Court later.

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