A shopper became ‘verbally and physically abusive’ after being confronted by a security guard at a supermarket.

Hertfordshire Constabulary says the incident occurred at Asda in St Albans Road, Watford, around 12.30am on Friday, February 12.

It was reported that a security guard at the supermarket had observed someone attempting to steal some alcohol.

When the guard confronted them, they became verbally and physically abusive, the force said.

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