Tesco security guard run over in Chichester car park

Two people have been arrested after a store detective was run over as he tried to stop a suspected shoplifter from leaving a supermarket car park.

A woman the detective suspected of stealing left the Tesco store in Fishbourne Road, Chichester and got into the passenger seat of a VW Passat.

The detective stood in front of the car but the male driver drove at him.

He was carried on the bonnet for about 20m (65ft) before he fell off. Sussex Police are appealing for witnesses.

It happened at about 10:45 BST last Thursday.

'Badly shaken'

Police stopped a car in Hampshire and a 47-year-old man and a 42-year-old woman, both from Poole in Dorset, were arrested.

Officers questioned the man on suspicion of dangerous driving and shoplifting and the woman on suspicion of shoplifting.

Both have been released on bail until 5 October, pending further inquiries.

PC John Blight said: "The store detective was very lucky not to have suffered a serious injury but has been left badly shaken by the incident."

He asked for anyone who had seen the VW in the Tesco car park to contact Sussex Police.

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