Racist shoplift suspect spat at officer in tussle
Manchester Evening News|January 08, 2022
A SUSPECTED shoplifter screamed racial abuse at a Tesco security guard and spat in the face of a police officer during the height of the pandemic.
JOSIE LE VAY

Mark Finlay was approached by the security worker on May 25, 2020, at a Tesco supermarket in Bolton, after he was ‘suspected of stealing items from the shop’.

The defendant, of Moss Side Avenue, Bolton, then ‘became abusive’ and shouted ‘get away from me P***’.

The security guard then had to ‘take hold of him’ to try to move him out of the shop.

But during this time the 35-year-old continued to use ‘racial language’, John Kennelly, prosecuting, told Bolton Crown Court.

And his ‘aggressive behaviour’ continued when a Tesco employee told him that police were on the way.

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