Thug punches Asda shopper, 38, in the face after victim ‘politely asked woman not to touch items she wasn’t going to buy’
- Police are hunting for male suspect, believed to be the woman’s friend or partner
- Asda shopper, 38, was left with facial cuts and ‘significant’ bruises after attack
- Assault took place at supermarket branch in Wolverhampton on December 21
- Officers have released CCTV images of male suspect, seen wearing a blue gilet
An Asda shopper was punched in the face by a thug after ‘politely asking a woman not to touch the items she wasn’t going to buy’.
Police are now hunting for the male suspect, thought to be the woman’s friend or partner, after a 38-year-old was left with facial cuts and ‘significant’ bruises.
Officers have now released CCTV images of a man, seen wearing a blue gilet, who they would like to speak to in connection with the attack at the supermarket branch in Wolverhampton, West Midlands.
West Midlands Police released CCTV images (pictured left and right) of the suspect in relation to the assault on December 21 in Whitmore Reans, Wolverhampton
The assault took place inside the Whitmore Reans store on Jack Hayward Way at around 2.30pm on December 21.
In a statement, West Midlands Police said: ‘We’re appealing for information after a man was assaulted after politely asking a woman not to touch items she wasn’t going to buy in Asda, Whitmore Reans.
‘The 38-year-old was verbally abused and punched in the face by a man wearing a blue gilet.
The Asda store in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, pictured above. Police are hunting for the male suspect, thought to be the woman’s friend or partner
‘We believe the man responsible for the assault is the woman’s friend or partner. It happened at the Jack Hayward Way store just before 2.30pm on 21 December.
‘The victim sustained cuts to his face and significant bruises, but did not require hospital treatment.
‘As part of our investigation we’ve released CCTV images of the suspect, and we’re asking for your help to identify him.’
Anyone with information can call police on 101 quoting 20WV/318359H/20, or to remain anonymous contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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