Tesco security guard attacked with 'knife' after man 'attempts to steal alcohol' in Preston

A man has been arrested after a Tesco security guard suffered multiple injuries following a knife attack in Preston.

Thursday, 8th October 2020, 10:31 am

Police rushed to Tesco Express in Longridge Road following reports of an assault at around 8.55pm on Wednesday (October 7).

A man had reportedly entered the store and attempted to steal alcohol before arguing with a security guard.

He then allegedly pulled a knife from his back pocket before attacking the guard, resulting in the victim suffering "minor head and wrist injuries."

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A man reportedly entered Tesco Express in Longridge Road before attacking a security guard with a knife. (Credit: Google)

Officers have since confirmed a 25-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and assault. He remains in custody for questioning.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "It was reported a man had entered the shop and attempted to steal alcohol before assaulting a security guard using a knife.

"The guard suffered minor head and wrist injuries. Officers attended and detained a man at the scene.

"A 25-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and assault and is in custody."

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