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Woman arrested after teenage shop assistant assaulted in Armagh supermarket

Woman also arrested of suspicion of attempted burglary

Police had to be called after a member of staff at a supermarket in Armagh city centre was assaulted.

The incident happened on Thursday afternoon at the Eurospar premises on Thomas Street.

An eyewitness told Armagh I of hearing a commotion in the store shortly after 4pm.

“There were quite a number of customers in the shop at the time when it happened,” he explained. “There was a lot of shouting and then I saw a girl walk round behind the small checkout near the main shopping centre, and confront a young member of staff who had been working there.

“After a while security arrived and the girl was ejected from the store.”

The police attended the scene a short time later.

A spokesperson confirmed to Armagh I they had received a report of an assault on a 18-year-old female.

An arrest was later made in connection with the incident.

The spokesperson said: “A 19-year-old woman arrested on suspicion of burglary with intent to commit grievous bodily harm has been released on police bail, pending further enquiries.”

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