AN ILLEGAL immigrant assaulted a police officer as he was arrested for stealing an electric razor from Tesco.

Ming Chen, who came to Britain from China in 2009, stole the razor as a gift for a friend who was to put him up in the Potteries.

The 38-year-old pinched the item from Hanley’s Tesco store on June 28.

He was detained by staff and then struggled with police who came to arrest him. An officer suffered swelling to his left hand.

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