A man threw a padlock during a tirade against leisure centre staff in Southampton, police have said.

Police officers are investigating after a man was verbally abusive towards staff at The Quays in Southampton on Sunday afternoon.

He then forced his way behind the reception desk, before pelting the padlock at a staff member. 

Police have released an image of a man they would like to speak to after the shocking incident. 

A spokesperson from Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary said: “Do you recognise this man?

“We’d like to speak to him after a man was abusive towards staff at The Quays, Harbour Parade, Southampton on the afternoon of Sunday, February 11.

“If you recognise him, please contact us online or on 101 quoting 44240062162.”