Tesco's CEO, Ken Murphy, has spoken out about the need for a change in the law to make violence or abuse towards retail workers an offence throughout the UK. In an article in the Mail on Sunday, Murphy revealed that the supermarket chain has offered body-worn cameras to staff members who require them after seeing a 33% increase in physical assaults in a year. Murphy stated that Tesco has invested £44m in security measures over the last four years, such as door access systems, protection screens, digital radios, and cameras. He added that businesses should share more data and that only by working together can retailers and the police stop violent and abusive behaviour towards retail workers.
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