Garden centre worker leg broken after Yankee Candle theft

Escaping thieves ran over a garden centre worker after shoplifting £200 worth of Yankee Candles.

The incident took place at Newbank Garden Centre off Bury Road, near Radcliffe, Lancashire, on 5 July at 3.45pm.

The worker had followed the two women and a nine-year-old girl to their BMW car after the shop exit alarm sounded and the driver reversed into her. The shop worker suffered a broken thigh and was taken to hospital.

CCTV footage from inside the store showed one of the women stealing Yankee Candles worth around £200. Police are investigating.

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