Tesco security man has car driven at him

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TWO people were arrested by police after a store detective was run over as he tried to stop a suspected shoplifter.

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

The store detective stood in front of the car but the man drove at him and knocked him on to the bonnet.

He was carried on the bonnet for about 20 metres before falling off.

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

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

Both were released on bail until October 5 while officers carry out further inquiries. The incident happened at about 10.45am last Thursday, although details have just been released.

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

Witnesses should call 101.