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115 shop staff physically attacked at work every day

Five minutes before closing time, Lilly was restocking milk when two masked men entered the shop where she worked, one with a Taser and one with a gun.
They demanded money from the till, then panicked and tasered both Lilly and her colleague Mary.
Lilly and Mary are just two of the 115 shop staff physically attacked at work every day, industry figures suggest.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said incidents were becoming "more violent and frightening".
Knife crime was an issue of "significant" concern, the BRC added.
The attack suffered by Lilly and Mary - whose names have been changed - is outlined in the BRC's latest report on retail crime.
The BRC said it recorded just over 42,000 violent incidents for the year to the 31 March 2018, an average of 115 every day. The respondents to its survey control 11,000 stores with sales of £103bn, equating to just under one-third of the retail market.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47640682
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