A shoplifting suspect who was bundled to the ground was not arrested after staff at the shop he allegedly stole from did not want to press charges.

The man was detained at the Co-Op store in Station Road, near Norwood Junction station, at about 6.30pm on Tuesday evening.

Police were then called to the scene.

But a Croydon Police spokesman said: “When police arrived nobody appears to have wanted to substantiate any allegations.

“No arrest was made.”