Pair charged after car hits Chichester store detective

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TWO people will appear in court after a store detective was hit by a car as he tried to stop a suspected shoplifter.

The victim tried to stop a woman he believed had been stealing from Tesco in Fishbourne Road, Chichester, when she got into a Volkswagen Passat that had a man in the driving seat.

The store detective stood in front of the car and was knocked on to the bonnet, being carried for about 20 yards before falling off.

The incident happened at about 10.45am on September 19.

David Benham, 47, of Kimmeridge Avenue, Poole, will appear at Worthing Magistrates’ Court next Tuesday charged with dangerous driving.

Elizabeth Benham, 42, also of Kimmeridge Avenue, Poole, will appear at the same court charged with theft and assault.