POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after a supermarket worker was attacked in a Hampshire store.

A 24-year-old employee at the Co-Op, in Woolston, was assaulted by a customer, who appeared to be drunk, leaving him with bruising to his face.

After leaving the store, the man later returned on two separate occasions, being verbally abusive towards staff.

The store also reports that around £30 of groceries had been stolen on the same afternoon.

Officers investigating the case now want to speak to the man captured on CCTV.

He is described as being white, around 6ft tall, of a slim build and with short dark hair, which was slightly spiked at the front.

He spoke with a local accent and was wearing a white short sleeved collared shirt, with a green checked pattern on it and baggy cargo-style khaki shorts.

Anyone with information about the incident, which happened at 3.30pm on May 5, should contact PC Ian Swan, at Bitterne police station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.