Suspect arrested after shoplifting incident

The Walking Shop in Leyburn.

A suspect was arrested today after a suspected shoplifting incident in Leyburn.

The alleged theft took place at The Walking Shop this morning.

The owner of the shop, together with police officers, chased and caught the suspect on foot.

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A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “Following a report of a shop theft of high value clothing from The Walking Shop in Leyburn today, a pursuit on foot by both the owner and officers saw the Suspect quickly located and brought in for interview, with the goods being found and returned also.

“Great team work from The Walking Shop and Richmondshire officers.”

An eyewitness said they saw a young male being handcuffed by police just off the Market Place on the road towards Wensley.