A MAN headbutted a shop worker and punched a woman in the face after being asked to leave a Southampton shop.

The incident happened at Poundland in Shirley Road at about 1pm on Monday, December 16.

Police say the man entered the shop and became aggressive towards another customer, was asked to leave, and then headbutted a member of staff.

He then punched a female member of staff in the face, causing her to fall into a shelving rack. She was left with swelling around her eye and brusing to her wrist.

The man in the picture is described as being white, aged between 60 and 70, six feet tall, of a medium build, and balding with longer hair at the side which was brushed over.

At the time of the attack he was wearing a long black coat, black trousers, and black shoes. He was wearing glasses and a hearing aid to the left side of his head.

Anyone who knows or recognises him can call police on 101, quoting reference number 44190451229, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.