The NFRN today welcomed the Co-op’s call for greater legal protection of retail workers.

NFRN National President Stuart Reddish said: “Attacks on retail staff, particularly over the refusal to sell age restricted products is an increasing problem across the convenience sector.”

Mr Reddish continued: “The NFRN has been calling for the law to be strengthened to provide greater protection and have supported Daniel Johnson’s MSP bill in the Scottish Parliament.

“The NFRN acts as secretariat to the APPG for Retail Crime and has been successfully raising the profile of retail crime at Westminster.”

Mr Reddish concluded: “The government’s Call for Evidence on violence against retailers is an opportunity for those who have been threatened or attacked while serving their local communities to tell the government of their experiences and I encourage all retailers to take part.”

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