A man has been charged with assault and attempted shoplifting following an incident at a supermarket. 

At 2.51pm on Friday, November 3, officers responded to reports at the Lidl in the Wellington Centre, Aldershot, that a man had been assaulted and threatened after another man had attempted to steal alcohol.

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An arrest was made at the scene.

Kieran Dearden, 21, from Beech Hill, Headley Down, has been charged with assault by beating, attempted theft from a shop and using threatening/abusive words/behaviour likely to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

Dearden pleaded guilty to the offences at Southampton Magistrates Court on Saturday, November 4 and is next due to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on Tuesday, November 7.