A TAMWORTH woman will front court charged with assaulting police and shoplifting.
The 29-year-old was in Target in Peel St about midday on Wednesday when staff recognised she had been previously banned from the store.
Police will allege the woman placed a number of items into a bag before attempting to flee the store.
It was there she was confronted and turned hostile towards employees.
The woman is accused of threatening staff before an off-duty police officer intervened to assist staff before they were allegedly assaulted.
The woman was arrested at the scene and taken to Tamworth Police Station before she was charged with assaulting police, two counts of intimidation and shoplifting.
She’s been released on conditional bail to appear in Tamworth Local Court on October 28.