THREE 12-year-old boys were caught shoplifting condoms and E-cigarettes from a town centre supermarket.

Police were called to Morrisons in Great Moor Street just before 5.30pm where they found the youngsters with the stolen items.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Police said the children were “verbally aggressive” and “boisterous” towards police officers and, after being put in a police van, they were heard to be loudly banging from the inside.

They were then taken to the police station where appropriate adults were called for.