Chichester shoplifter arrested after 'spitting at and assaulting' ambulance staff and police officer

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A woman has been arrested for multiple offences after she was detained in Chichester on Saturday (February 23), according to a Sussex Police constable.

PC Tom Van Der Wee said a female was in custody after she was caught shoplifting.

In a tweet, he added: "She spat in the security officers face, attempted to spit at/kick ambulance staff/police, verbally abused A&E nurses and assaulted me. Unacceptable behaviour #NoExcuse."

Blayde Security also commented on the incident. It wrote: "Thanks Tom for attending and taking over from our officers. Zero tolerance for this kind of assault."

PC Van Der Wee said the woman has since been released on police bail.

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