Portsmouth police arrest man over theft from North End Tesco Express that led to foot chase

A man has been arrested after a theft from a Tesco store in North End – leading to a foot-chase down a nearby road.

Sunday, 25th July 2021, 4:11 pm
Updated Sunday, 25th July 2021, 4:21 pm

Police received a report of theft from the Tesco Express in London Road at 12.30pm, leading to a man being pursued by officers on foot. He got into a vehicle and tried to drive away – but he was detained.

A police van, a police car, and an ambulance were seen in Ophir Road, next to the supermarket.

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Police were called to a report of a theft from the Tesco Express store in London Road.

A spokesman from Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘A 33-year-old man from New Milton has been arrested on suspicion of theft from a shop, common assault, dangerous driving, drug-driving, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and possession of a Class A drug.’

The man is in custody.

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