First victim of shoplifting war

A RADIO-link that is being used as a key weapon in a crackdown on shoplifters in Hucknall is paying dividends.

In a front-page exclusive, the Dispatch revealed that police and shops have joined forces to tackle the problem.

One of the initiatives introduced is storenet, which gives businesses a direct line to on-duty officers to report problems.

A suspected shoplifter has now been arrested after Boots, on High Street, radioed in to officers.