A two-year-old child reported to police for shoplifting is thought to be the youngest such case ever on record.

The incident, disclosed in a Freedom of Information request made by Cambridge News, is believed to have occurred last year in Cambridgeshire.

Details surrounding the case involving the toddler remain unclear and it is not known whether the child was the subject of further police action.

Reported by the Independent. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.