Thief throws hot drink over Upper Crust employee's head after being confronted at Preston railway station

A thief threw a hot drink over an employee's head as he chased them after being confronted at Preston railway station.

By Sean Gleaves
Monday, 17th January 2022, 4:03 pm

A man attempted to take a baguette and a hot chocolate without paying from the Upper Crust store in Preston railway station on Friday (January 14).

When challenged by a staff member, the thief proceeded to chase the employee before throwing the hot chocolate over the woman's head.

Three plain-clothed officers promptly arrested the man after witnessing the incident unfold on the platform.

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Police confirmed the member of staff was not injured during the assault.

"Male has been interviewed, charged with theft and assault, and remanded in custody for court on Monday morning," a spokesman for British Transport Police said.

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An Upper Crust employee was attacked after attempting to confront a thief at Preston railway station (Credit: British Transport Police)