Bristol Co-op security guard run over trying to stop shoplifter
A supermarket security guard suffered "significant injuries" when he was run over while attempting to detain a shoplifter.
Police were called to the Co-op on Church Road in Bristol at about 21:30 GMT on Thursday.
The guard, a man in in his 20s, suffered a broken arm and several ribs when he was hit by a black Audi which failed to stop.
A 43-year-old woman has been arrested and remains in custody.
The guard is currently being treated in hospital and his injuries have been described by police as "significant".
A Co-op spokesman said the firm was shocked by the "horrendous" theft at one of its stores.
Det Insp James Wasiak, of Avon and Somerset Police, said: "This incident could've been much worse and the victim is extremely lucky he escaped with the injuries he did."
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact the force.