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'Knife-wielding shoplifter' arrested in Folkestone

By Kristina Curtis

A suspected shoplifter has been arrested in Folkestone after allegedly brandishing a knife at a security guard.

The worker was reportedly threatened with the blade after he detained a man on suspicion of stealing from a business in the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Kimberly Way, Ashford.

The man is said to have fled the scene and the incident was reported to police.

Ashford Outlet. Picture: Tony Flashman
Ashford Outlet. Picture: Tony Flashman

After police launched an investigation which included looking at CCTV, a 35-year-old man was arrested today in Folkestone on suspicion of theft and affray.

The man has also been arrested on suspicion of a theft that took place on the same day in a shop in Sandgate Road, Folkestone.

He remains in custody.

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