Cheese thief punched Co-op worker – do you know him?


Officers are appealing for information to identify a man they would like to speak to in relation to an assault on a shop worker.

An unknown man entered the Co-op store on Cricklade Road at the Ferndale Road/Chapel Street junction and took eight blocks of cheese. As he went to leave the shop, without making any effort to pay for them,  a member of staff, who confronted the man, was then punched by the suspect.

Although very shaken the shop assistant was not seriously injured.

The incident happened on Tuesday 2 August 2017 at around 10pm.

Pictures of a man police would like to speak to in relation to this are attached.

If you can help with our enquiries please contact police on 101 or anonymously, via Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111.