Northern Ireland

Armagh Sainsbury's king prawn theft - woman on trial

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Image caption The 54-year-old woman is accused of stealing king prawns

A 54-year-old woman has gone on trial at Newry Crown Court accused of stealing a packet of prawns from Sainsbury's in Armagh.

Arija Kehere of Main Street in Keady, County Armagh, has denied the charge.

A store detective told the jury that he saw the accused place the £6.99 prawns in a navy bag, pay for other items and then leave the shop.

He said he arrested her outside. The court heard the detective had been head-hunted because of his efficiency.

He had made 107 arrests in one year and was described as Sainsbury's guardian angel.