Man spat at Home Bargains store in Poole: Police

A MAN spat in the face of a shop worker after being asked to leave a Poole store.

Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to identify in connection with the incident, which happened at around 2pm on Thursday, March 2.

A man entered the Home Bargains store at Redlands before being approached by a member of staff, who told him that he was not allowed into the store due to previous incidents involving abuse toward staff, police said.

As staff escorted him out of the shop, he turned around and spat at the victim’s face.

Police Community Support Investigator Chris Hardy, of Poole police, said: “This was a very unpleasant incident for the member of staff to have to deal with while they were simply doing their job.

“We have been carrying out enquiries and I am now in a position to release a CCTV image of a man we would like to identify as part of our investigation.

“I would urge anyone who recognises him to please contact us.”

Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230033216.

They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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