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10th September 2019. ACS 

ACS: Action Needed to Tackle Violence Against Shopworkers

ACS has welcomed new research from City University of London calling for greater action from the Government to tackle violence against shopworkers.
The research, which was commissioned by the Co-op, references ACS’ Crime Report which shows that there were almost 10,000 incidents of violence against shopworkers in the convenience sector last year, 40% resulting in injury of staff. The report calls for:
          ** A post implementation review of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act
          ** New legislation to introduce tougher penalties for attacks on retail workers
          ** Drug testing on arrests for shop theft and violence against shopworkers

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