A search has been launched for a man after 16 bottles of spirits were stolen from a supermarket.

Officers investigating the theft at Sainsbury’s in Hedge End are hoping to speak with a man in connection with the shoplifting incident.

The theft occurred just after 10.05pm on June 21.

The man is described as white, wearing glasses, a bucket hat, and long-sleeved chequered shirt and backpack.

He was also carrying a blue IKEA bag.

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A spokesperson from Hampshire Constabulary said: “We believe the man in this image can help us with our investigation and would urge him, or anyone who knows his identity, to get in touch with us.

“Also, if you have information about this incident, saw anything suspicious in the area at the time, or have any CCTV, mobile phone, dash cam or doorbell camera footage which could aid our investigation, please contact us.

“You can do this by calling 101, or by reporting online via the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary website, quoting incident number 44230335525.

“You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”