A security guard at a Southampton supermarket was hospitalised with broken bones after an altercation with a man in June.

Police are now appealing to the public to help identify the man involved.

Daily Echo:

At 9.35pm on Saturday 26 June, the man entered the Lidl store on Victoria Road, Woolston and stole a bottle of vodka.

When the security guard on duty attempted to stop him, the man assaulted him causing him to fall and break his ankle.

The security guard, a man in his 20s, was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.

The suspect is described as:

  • Aged between 25 and approximately 33 years-old
  • White
  • Slim build
  • Dark brown hair
  • Unshaven with a short beard

If you recognise this man or were in the area at the time and saw or heard what happened, contact police on 101 quoting 44210252092.

Alternatively, go online and submit information via this link: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report