Woman arrested on shoplifting rap

POLICE arrested a woman on suspicion of shoplifting after getting a tip-off from St Helens Council’s town centre CCTV staff.

The woman was caught following efforts from the St Helens Chamber Shopwatch system - which links retailers with the police and CCTV operators.

They spotted a woman in a Church Street shop stuffing clothes into a bag and making off without paying.

A council spokesman said images of the woman were circulated to security staff across the town centre, which ultimately culminated in the woman’s arrest.