Man charged with theft and indecent exposure in Welwyn Garden City supermarket

PUBLISHED: 18:59 27 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:22 28 November 2018

Sainsbury's in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Google Streetview

Sainsbury's in Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Google Streetview

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Police were called to reports of alleged shoplifting at a Welwyn Garden City supermarket on Saturday.

At 6.38pm police were called to Sainsbury’s on Church Road, Welwyn Garden City.

It had been reported that a man had attempted to steal items from the store and that when challenged by security staff, he exposed himself.

Officers attended the scene and arrested the man before taking him to police custody.

William Williams, 52, of Dalewood in Welwyn Garden City, has been charged with two counts of theft from a shop, attempted theft of a pedal cycle, and indecent exposure.

He has been released on bail and is due to appear before St Albans Magistrates’ Court on December 21.

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