A MORRISONS worker was assaulted at the Verwood store after intervening in a row in the aisles.
Dorset Police has issued a CCTV image of a person they would like to trace in connection with the incident, at the Chiltern Drive store, at around 8.50pm on October 4.
A police spokesperson said it was reported the victim, a member of the shop staff, stopped a group of people who were having an altercation with another customer.
“One of the group then proceeded to assault the victim who sustained minor injuries,” they said. “It is reported that the group then made off with stolen items and caused damage to the windows of the premises as they left.”
Police Community Support Investigator Kate Hann, of Dorset Police, added: “The behaviour demonstrated during this incident is completely unacceptable and we are doing all we can to support the victim and identify those involved.
“I have obtained CCTV images of the suspect of the alleged assault and I would urge anyone who knows him or witnessed the incident to please come forward.”
Anyone with information – or who can identify the person in the image – should contact Dorset Police via www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230159784. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.