Alleged shoplifter detained by police and sent to hospital after being caught in Upminster

PUBLISHED: 09:16 04 August 2017

Station road

Station road


Police officers were called to a busy high street yesterday afternoon after an alleged shoplifter who had been apprehended caused a disturbance.

A Met spokesman confirmed officers were called at 4.07pm to a shop in Station Road, Upminster, after a shoplifter that had been detained became aggressive and violent.

He said: “Officers attended and arrested a 36-year-old woman on suspicion of shoplifting. The items taken were recovered.

“The arrested woman appeared to be unwell so paramedics from the London Ambulance Service were called and they took her to hospital. She was later discharged and taken into custody.”

An eyewitness told the Recorder they had seen three police cars attempting to arrest someone at the junction of Station Road and Howard Road yesterday afternoon.

He said he had seen a woman that appeared to be in her 30s sitting on the floor being treated by paramedics.

Inquiries by East Area Command unit officers continue.

Any witnesses that haven’t already spoken to police can contact them via 101, or via Twitter @MetCC.

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