'Excessive action taken against alleged Northampton shoplifter', police say
The premises licence of a Northampton shop is being reviewed after an altercation involving an alleged shoplifter. It comes after what Northamptonshire Police say were two incidents within an hour of each other at the Crescent Off Licence in Wellingborough Road. Police were called at just after 10pm after a bystander saw a large fight - which police later linked to the Crescent Off Licence- taking place and involving a metal pole being used as a weapon. It left one of the parties needing hospital treatment,
Just over an hour later, police were called to the Crescent itself after reports that two men had emerged from the shop and were seen to be throwing bottles of alcohol at people.