Shoplifter dies after stolen glass bottles hidden in his clothing shattered and cut him

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By: William Martin

A shoplifter in the United Kingdom, died outside a store when glass bottles hidden in his clothing shattered and cut him.

Police arrested the store’s security guard because the glass bottles shattered while the shoplifting suspect was tackled to the ground.

Officers responded to reports of two men fighting at The Shires Shopping Center in Trowbridge.

Officers found the 30-year-old man dead. It was determined that the man suffered a “significant injury” when he was tackled by the security guard who worked at the store.

While the investigation is ongoing, Wiltshire police arrested the 20-year-old security guard. He faces a charge of manslaughter.

Police said that incident occurred at 3:00 p.m., when the security guard suspected that the 30-year-old homeless man, who was not identified, stole items from the store.

As the homeless man attempted to get away, the security guard tackled him to the ground.

The 30-year-old man had stolen a few glass bottles and hid them underneath his clothes. When he was tackled to the ground, the bottles broke and cut the man. He then died of blood loss.

Emergency workers were called, but they were unable to save the man. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said that the homeless man was suspected of being behind a number of shoplifting incidents in the town.