Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.
What is it you want to achieve please?
Legally you can't sue for compensation. You can not be arrested by these people, as they have no power.
However you can be detained, otherwise they would not be able to stop true shop lifters and bouncers would not be able to stop violent people in night clubs.
However they need to be satisfied that an balance you may have committed an offence. They do not have to be absolutely sure.
You say about checking cctv, clearly they would not have time to roll back the tape, play it, consider and then identify any suspicious activity.
They only have a split second to say, hold on a second does something look off here.
Sometimes they get it right, sometimes they get it wrong, as these are people looking at cameras etc and they can make a mistake.
But the store is likely to give you a little bit of compensation, maybe £50 or so.
But are they allowed by law to stop you, yes.
I am sorry if this is not necessarily the answer you want, nor the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
If you have been stopped because of your race then this is illegal.
You should report it to the Police so these people can be prosecuted.
You should not let them get away with it and look to sue them for the extreme distress and show them that racism in the UK will NOT be tolerated.
You need to write and set out your losses and request a refund within 14 days or say you will go to Court within 14 days. You should make sure you send this signed delivery and keep a copy.
If they do not refund you then you can issue proceedings in the County Court. You can either do this online at: www.moneyclaim.gov.uk or by completing form N1 http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/hmctsformfinder/n1-eng.pdf and take it to your local County Court.
The Court will then issue a claim which a copy will be sent to the Defendant who will have a limited time to defend it, if not you can enter Judgment and enforce.
If the claim is for £10,000 or less it will be a small claim so you will not need legal representation. Over this value you would need representation for trial.
No. Its not defamation.
Does that clarify?
You only have a right under the Data Protection Act.
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