Leeds post office staff assaulted after confronting suspected shoplifters

Police were called to a post office in Leeds yesterday afternoon when three members of staff were assaulted.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 9:52 am
Updated Wednesday, 10th May 2017, 3:31 pm
Police were called to the post office in Compton Road, Harehills, yesterday. Picture: Google
Police were called to the post office in Compton Road, Harehills, yesterday. Picture: Google

The trio had confronted two women and a man who they believed were stealing from the shop area inside Compton Road Post Office in Harehills.

A police spokesman said officers were called to the post office in Compton Road at around 2.25pm yesterday.

He said nobody was seriously injured during the incident.

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The first of the suspects was described as a white woman, aged in her forties, and wearing a cream jumper of cardigan.

She was with a white woman, wearing a blue bomber jacket and a baseball cap, and a white man in his late thirties to forties, with short curly hair, a blue jumper and green coat.

All three suspects ran off following the assault.

Anyone with information to contact 101, quoting crime number 13170207087.