Two schoolboys reportedly consumed £300 worth of food and alcohol after getting locked in a Sainsbury’s store overnight.
The children, aged 12 and 13, are said to have raided the shelves after hiding until the doors were closed in East Kilbride, Scotland, on August 8th.
They then spent four hours eating food and drinking booze before they were caught down an aisle by a night worker.
Police arrived at the scene at around 2am and returned the boys to their parents.
An investigation was launched after a stock check showed that as well as the food, a £35 camera and two memory cards were also missing.
Speaking to the Daily Record, a source said: ‘It was the early hours in the morning when they were discovered by one of the night workers down an aisle.
‘The two boys had worked their way through hundreds of pounds worth of food and alcohol and helped themselves to various other products before being discovered.
‘No security is on after 10pm and a few night workers are mostly working in the same area as a small group rather than being spread around, hence why it took so long to discover the boys.’
A police spokesman confirmed that ‘two boys aged 12 to 13 were found with items within Sainsbury’s Kingsgate’.
He said: ‘Parents were called and the children were picked up and are safe and well.
‘Following further enquiries three items have been reported stolen. Enquiries are ongoing with Sainsbury’s.’
A Sainsbury’s spokesperson confirmed that there was an ‘incident’ at the store, and that police are investigating.
Source: Metro.co.uk/ Images: Google