26 CAUGHT IN SHOPLIFTING BLITZ

Police have arrested 26 people during a one-day crackdown on shoplifting in Newcastle.

Officers conducted an operation at four shopping centres at Kotara, Jesmond, Mayfield and Newcastle West yesterday.
Police arrested 26 people and who will appear in court at a later date.

Newcastle City Local Area Commander Superintendent John Gralton says the number of shoplifters caught is a big concern to the command.