MPs from All Major Parties Sign Motion on Shop Theft

An Early Day Motion tabled by All Party Parliamentary Small Shops Group chair Ruth George MP on the importance of dealing with shop theft has received cross party support from MPs.

Early Day Motion 1415 has received signatures from members of the Labour Party, Conservative Party, SNP, Plaid Cymru, Liberal Democrats and the DUP.

The Early Day Motion states:

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This entry was posted by Chloe on Tue, 26/06/2018 - 11:56

Convenience Stores Call on PCCs to Pledge Support for Tackling Shop Theft

The Association of Convenience Stores is calling on all Police and Crime Commissioners to pledge to ensure that police forces take shop theft and abuse of staff seriously, and that they respond to incidents where they’re reported. 

The pledges that PCCs are being asked to sign up to include: 

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This entry was posted by Chris on Thu, 07/06/2018 - 09:48

Home Office Crime Figures Show Significant Rise in Abuse Against Businesses

The Home Office have published the latest figures from its 2017 Commercial Victimisation Survey, reporting that the number of assaults and threats committed against the wholesale and retail sector has risen significantly over the last year, from 524 incidents per 1,000 premises to 1,433 incidents per 1,000 premises.

The CVS also reports that wholesale and retail premises experienced around 8.1 million crimes over the last year, rising from 5.2m in 2016. Almost two thirds of these incidents (61%) are attributed to theft by customers.

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This entry was posted by Chloe on Thu, 03/05/2018 - 11:35

ACS Supports Protection of Shopworkers Bill in Scotland

ACS (the Association of Convenience Stores) has responded to a consultation launched by Daniel Johnson MSP on plans for the creation of new offences designed to protect shopworkers from violence. The consultation explores the creation of new offences to deter harassment, abuse and violence against staff, triggered by asking customers for proof of age or denying sale of age-restricted products.

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This entry was posted by Chloe on Fri, 20/04/2018 - 15:16

Reward of up to £5,000 Offered for Information on Service Station Robbery and Assault

The charity Crimestoppers and The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) are today offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people responsible for the aggravated robbery of a Hampshire service station.

The incident happened on February 17th at around 4.25am at the Esso garage at Stoney Cross on the westbound carriageway of the A31, which saw one of two staff members working that morning assaulted with a crowbar. The victim was treated for a head injury at Royal Bournemouth Hospital.

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This entry was posted by Chloe on Thu, 08/03/2018 - 15:42

ACS Urges Retailers to Take Part in Crime Survey 2018

ACS is calling on retailers to share their experiences of retail crime over the last 12 months as part of the association's Crime Survey 2018.

The survey asks retailers to outline the number of incidents of crime they have experienced in their store, including shop theft, robberies and anti-social behavioural incidents. The survey also considers the causes of these crimes and the measures retailers have in place to prevent crime in their stores.

ACS Chief Executive James Lowman said:

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This entry was posted by Chloe on Tue, 21/11/2017 - 14:49