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‘Robin Hood’ vigilantes ‘steal from Marks and Spencer to give to food banks’ | UK | News

‘Robin Hood’ vigilantes ‘steal from Marks and Spencer to give to food banks’ | UK | News

He is best known for stealing cash from the Sheriff of Nottingham and the rich folk of Sherwood Forest, but now it seems Robin Hood has turned his hand to pinching food from the shelves of posh supermarkets to give to the poor. Robin Hoods and their merrymen from the campaign group Everybody Eats which calls for direct action on food poverty in the UK posted pictures on social media while bragging about stealing from the M&S Foodhall in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester last weekend. And it has warned this is just the first raid adding the group would “keep replicating this all across the country” until the government answered its demands on food security. Shoplifting reached its highest level in two decades last year as the cost of living soared, with figures from the Office for National Statistics released in January showing more than 402,000 offences were recorded in the year to September 2023. According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), theft cost retailers almost £1.8 billion in 2022-23, up from £953 million the previous year. …