Firearms officers arrest shoplifter at Rotherham supermarket

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Firearms officers have arrested a shoplifter at a supermarket in Rotherham today.

The shoplifter was detained by officers at the Lidl store on Masbrough Street.

The Rotherham South Police team Twitter account said the person was being taken to the cells at Rotherham police station on Main Street.

A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police said: “Firearms officers were in the locality so assisted with the arrest, there was no firearms connection or reports of firearms.”

She added the armed officers had been ‘in the right place at the right time’.