Appeal after theft at shop

Police are appealing for witnesses to a theft and assault in North Shields.

A man entered the Bargain Booze store in Bridge Road South and stole a crate of lager at around 9pm on Tuesday, September 3.

He was stopped by a member of staff outside the store, who was then assaulted by the thief.

The offender then fled the scene.

Officers investigating the incident have now released CCTV of a man they want to locate in connection with the offence.

Anyone who recognises the man pictured in the CCTV image, or who has any information about the incident, should contact police on 101 ext 69191.