A security guard who was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after a suspected shoplifter he apprehended died will face no further action, police said. Kieren Church, 30, suffered a “significant injury” when glass bottles he was concealing smashed as he was being tackled by the 20-year-old security guard. Mr Church, of no fixed address, died at the scene following the incident in The Shires car park in Trowbridge on February 9.1
A Wiltshire Police spokeswoman said: “A man arrested on suspicion of manslaughter following the death of a man in The Shires car park has been released with no further police action.
“An investigation is being conducted for a report to be passed to the HM Coroner for Wiltshire.” Mr Church’s family paid tribute, telling the Bath Chronicle: “Kieren was a much loved son, brother, grandson and friend to many .
He will be sadly missed.” South West Ambulance Service treated Mr Church, who was in cardiac arrest, but he died at the scene. Speaking at the scene on Friday, February 10, Detective Chief Inspector Jeremy Carter said the suspected shoplifter was a homeless man, understood to be from Cornwall.
MORE: Can you solve the mystery of the bloody pillowcase found in the middle of the road?2 He said: “The security guard was from a shop in the area, that is all we can say at this time. “The man who died is believed to have connections with Wiltshire but is possibly from Cornwall.
“He was homeless and it is believed he lived in the Trowbridge area. “Just after 3pm yesterday the police were called to the shopping centre to reports of an altercation between a security guard and a member of the public . As a result a man has died.
“There was a significant attempt from the emergency services to save the man’s life . A post mortem is due to be carried out to find the cause of death. “It was a very busy time with people leaving school and shopping.”
The security guard reportedly pursued the shoplifter for 300m after he allegedly stole a bottle of vodka from Sainsbury’s. The supermarket confirmed the arrested 20-year-old was working at the store via external contractor Mitie.
Onlookers said the suspected thief was seen “walking pretty fast” with something up his top when there was a “scuffle” involving the security worker. MORE: This woman was murdered 30 years ago and police need your help3 Eyewitness Harriet Greenshields, 27, a homeless onlooker, said: “As I was coming out of The Shires I could see this boy and he was walking pretty fast and then the security tried to detain him.
“There was a little bit of commotion . A security guard was chasing a man – I’d say in his late 20s – and the guy had something in his top as he was running so I assumed he was a shoplifter. “I don’t think the security guard meant to do it because at first he was just trying to detain him.
“But then there was a scuffle and the boy must have tripped on his leg or something as the security guard went to detain him and he just fell over. “Once he was on the floor I didn’t see because there were so many people stood round . All of a sudden there were loads of people stood round . Then there was a siren. “Police must have been notified already because they were there really quickly . In the end there was a total of about three cars . I saw two ambulances. MORE: How new laws coming THIS week will make you richer or poorer4
“I’ve got some homeless friends and a little bit later on they said two helicopters turned up . I was quite far away and because there were other people crowding around I didn’t get to see who it was. “There are only one or two homeless guys I know that shoplift, and one of them has not been seen today (Friday) yet.”
Locals hit out at the arrest of the security guard who was “just doing his job”. Writing on Facebook, Natasha Henderson said: “This is ridiculous !
The security guard has been arrested for doing him (sic) job!” Ben Clinch added: “Security guard should not be arrested for doing his job . Police should be careful what message they give out to other criminals.
“The bloke didn’t deserve to die of course not, but security guards are pointless if they are not empowered to protect property.” Sharon Reeves added: “That is so sad . The poor bloke was only doing his job.”
MORE: Person dies after being hit by train5 And Jason Bartlett commented: “Like the security guard wanted that to happen . While it’s sad the man died you have to say if he didn’t have stolen glass bottles down his trousers you wouldn’t need to run and then smash them.”
Sam Morris wrote: “It’s very simple – the guy shouldn’t have been stealing . Did he deserve death – no . Would he still be alive if he hadn’t been a thief – yes! ! Security guard doesn’t deserve any police action.” It has also emerged a TV film crew recorded the aftermath of the tragedy in Trowbridge.
A crew from Channel 4’s 999: What’s Your Emergency ? were shadowing paramedics in Wiltshire when they were called to the shopping centre car park.
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- ^ This woman was murdered 30 years ago and police need your help (www.somersetlive.co.uk)
- ^ How new laws coming THIS week will make you richer or poorer (www.somersetlive.co.uk)
- ^ Person dies after being hit by train (www.somersetlive.co.uk)
- ^ Video shows massive brawl break out at The Albany Palace in Trowbridge (www.somersetlive.co.uk)
‘I can’t sleep without four guards outside’: Kim Kardashian boosts security as Kendall relives her ‘stalker’ terror …
The gaps in their security were exposed when Kim Kardashian3 was victim of a terrifying robbery at gun-point in Paris 4last October. And the 36-year-old reality television star tells her sister Kendall Jenner5 that she can’t get to sleep without four security guards outside her home, in a sneak peek of Sunday’s all-new Keeping Up With The Kardashians6. The wife of Kanye West 7is seen coping with the aftermath, including anxiety from the entire family about their safety, in the clip released on Tuesday.
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Bodyguards: Kim Kardashian she can’t get to sleep without four security guards outside her home, in a sneak peak of Sunday’s all-new Keeping Up With The Kardashians Kris Jenner, 61, looks concerned by the breach in security, as they assess their protection going forward. ‘It’s my job to take care of everybody,’ she tells the assembled family, as she’s seated wearing a camouflage hoodie. Clearly Kris had been advising her daughters on the exposed parts of their life, as Kourtney is heard on the E ! show saying: ‘Mom is saying I should tint that window…’. Taking care ! Kris Jenner, 61, looks concerned by the breach in security, as they assess their protection going forward
‘As a security measure,’ Kris interjects, in case anyone thought it just a style statement. Kris is then asked, over a family meal which included a make-up free Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian: ‘Do you think we have enough security?’ to which she replied a definite, ‘No’. Kendall, 21, relieved her own terrifying ordeal at the hands of an alleged stalker at her home last year.
Boost ! Kris thinks their security isn’t good enough
Prayers: The family gathered for a meal, and chatted through their next security moves
Too much ? Kourtney is heard on the E ! show saying: ‘Mom is saying I should tint that window…’
No prying eyes: Khloe checks out the window which Kris is concerned about, over a family meal
Concerns: Kim took part in a conversation about increased security over dinner
Describing the incident last August to Scott Disick, the model explains: ‘I’m freaking out . I look in my rear view mirror and he was standing right there. ‘He’s in my window banging on my window screaming at me,’ she told the sympathetic father of Kourtney’s three children.
‘Oh no,’ empathised Scott. Chow down: The family meal also included a make-up free Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian
Supportive: Model Kendall listens as Kim describes her anxiety since the terrifying robbery Kendall told a court last October that she has never been so scared in her life, reported TMZ8 at the time. Shavaughn McKenzie was found not guilty of stalking, but guilty of trespass.
Kim recounted the horrific night she was robbed at gunpoint on last Sunday’s KUWTK, and afterwards took to Twitter to react to the very emotional episode. She wrote: ‘I can say I’ve become so much better because of it….thank you for allowing me to share my story tonight #KUWTK.’
Intruder: Kendall, 21, also relieved her own terrifying ordeal at the hands of an alleged stalker at her home last year
Drama! ‘He’s in my window banging on my window screaming at me,’ she told the sympathetic father of Kourtney’s three children
Describing the incident last August to Scott Disick, the model explained: ‘I’m freaking out . I look in my rear view mirror and he was standing right there’
‘Oh no,’ empathised Scott to Kendall, as he listened to her story
Getting head round it ! Scott looked shocked by her tale The reality star elaborated more as she added: ‘I took a tragic horrific experience and did not let it diminish me, rather grew and evolved and allowed the experience to teach me.’ In the actual episode Kim revealed that she believed she was going to be raped and killed on the night of her Paris robbery . The heist was France’s biggest jewelry theft involving a private citizen in more than two decades. There were 17 people arrested in connection to the armed robbery and ten have been charged so far . The thieves stole an estimated $10million worth of jewels including her 20 carat engagement ring.
The episode showed Kim explaining to her sisters Kourtney, 37, and Khloe, 32, that her mouth was duct taped to stop her from screaming. ‘He grabs my legs, and I wasn’t, you know, I had no clothes on under . He pulled me toward him at the front of the bed and I thought, “Okay, this is the moment they’re going to rape me”,’ Kim recounted in heart-wrenching detail.
‘They’re going to rape me:’ Kim recounted the events that transpired on October 3, the night of her Paris robbery, on Sunday’s Keeping Up With The Kardashians
She continued: ‘I fully mentally prepped myself – and then he didn’t . He duck taped my legs together and had the gun up to me . I knew that was the moment they’re just totally going to shoot me in the head.
‘I just prayed that Kourtney’s going to have a normal life after she sees my dead body on the bed…like, I’m not going to make it out of here . I know how these things go.’ Kim recalled that before she was quieted with tape, she was pleading with the hotel concierge – who had been forced to bring the robbers up to the star’s room – to tell them she had babies and a family. She described: ‘I just said, “Are we going to die ? They can’t understand me, but please tell them I have babies, I have a family, let me live!”‘ After pointing the thieves to her $4million ring, they demanded money.
‘I said I don’t have money . They dragged me out to the hallway on top of the stairs . That’s when I saw the gun clear as day.
‘I was looking at the gun, looking at the stairs.. . either they’re going to shoot me in the back, or if I make it and they don’t, if the elevator doesn’t make it in time or the stairs are locked then I’m like f***ed . There’s no way out,’ she recalled. Instead of shooting the mother-of-two, the robbers – dressed as Parisian policemen – threw her in the bathroom and ran off.
Better now: Kim had a message of positivity on Sunday after the robbery scenes were shown
Strong: The reality star shared her inspirational vibes The gang escaped on ‘velibs’ – hire bicycles which can be rented all over Paris. Kim said that when the robbers left, she hid in a bush on the balcony: ‘It was really hard for me when the police showed up because they were dressed in the same uniform, except for the face masks.’
She also revealed her theory for how the horrific proceedings occurred. She said: ‘What I think happened now, after thinking about it so much, is that there was probably a group of guys that were following us the entire trip. ‘I was Snapchatting that I was home and everyone was going out, so I think they knew Pascal Duvier was out with Kourtney and that I was there by myself…They had this window of opportunity and just went for it.’
Family bodyguard Pascal Duvier had been assigned to protecting Kim’s sisters Kendall and Kourtney when the robbery happened and while the Kardashians said they didn’t blame him for what happened, after four years in their employ, Pascal is no longer working for them. In the immediate aftermath of the robbery, both Kim and Kanye had seemed to show their support for Pascal, who was seen protecting the couple in New York City days later. A shift began to occur weeks later, according to some close to the family, with Kanye becoming increasingly concerned about the safety of his wife Kim and their two children, North and Saint. The bodyguard went underground in the wake of the robbery, admitting he tried to escape the constant harassment from international media. His family – including his two young daughters – were also targeted, with rumours circulating that the heist was an inside job. Having spent years by Kim and later Kanye’s side, Duvier has remained loyal and has declined to comment on his firing in the wake of the robbery. Aomar Ait Khedache, a 60-year-old Frenchman who was thought to be the ringleader, told police the gang melted down and sold off most of the stolen jewelry But they kept Kardashian’s diamond engagement ring because it was too difficult to re-sell. In police statements, Khedache said his team had planned to rob Kardashian during a previous visit to Paris, but got cold feet because she was always surrounded by people.
Ironically, Kourtney brought up that just that day they had talked about what they would do in such an attack, with Kim insisting at the time – unaware what would soon happen – that she would tell them: ‘Have everything, take it all, take it all, I don’t care.’ Soon after the traumatizing event, the Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner spoke to Kim about her worries for her mental health. ‘What I’m worried about is you’re in shock, and you don’t want to get to a place where you get post traumatic stress disorder . I think you should talk to somebody.’ Kim calmed her mother by telling her she thinks she’ll be fine, but that her body is physically exhausted. Kim took a three month break from social media following the robbery. She will testify against the thieves but she reportedly will not be cross examined. Later on in the show, Kim’s family reacted to her ordeal. Her husband Kanye – who had to stop a concert halfway through when he got the news that his wife had been robbed – said that if Kim had been hurt, he would have gone to great lengths to avenge her: ‘If anything happened to you, I wouldn’t have stopped until they were dead.’
Jenner said, through tears: ‘It’s been the most devastating thing to have one of your children fear for their life, thinking at any moment they’re going to die when they have two children. ‘For the rest of us, the thought of losing Kim is emotionally scarring and hard to overcome.’ Kim’s reunion with her children and husband after what she went through ends the tense episode on a heartwarming note.
The robbery caused Kim’s radio silence on social media for three months . After the show she took to Twitter to thank her fans for their support.
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Hero security guard saves colleagues’ lives as he shoots ‘drugged-up’ robber in terrifying bank raid
Brian Harrison will not face criminal charges after firing two shots and fatally injuring the masked man.
Brian Harrison fired two shots at Laurence Turner (Photo: Liveleak/ Juggernaut)
In the clip, Turner can be seen shooting into the air and it is at this point that Harrison and Turner exchange gunfire. After guns are fired, Turner turns and tries to flee from the bank, but collapses from his rooms in the doorway.
Shocking footage shows moment bank robber is fatally shot by security guard (Photo: Liveleak/ Juggernaut) Laurence Turner died at the scene (Photo: Rockford Police Department)
No employees were injured during the incident and no customers inside the bank were hurt.
Authorities believe Turner may have been involved in similar robberies in the Rockford area of the past few months.
Winnebago County State’s Attorney Joe Bruscato said: “There is no doubt in my mind that the actions of Brian Harrison saved the lives of those that were employees in the Alpine Bank location on that date and saved his own life.”