Staff member verbally abused in Hatfield clothes shop

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 March 2019 | UPDATED: 10:02 07 March 2019

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with an incident of verbal abuse in a Hatfield branch of Next. Picture: supplied by Herts Police

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with an incident of verbal abuse in a Hatfield branch of Next. Picture: supplied by Herts Police

supplied by Herts Police

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to as part of their enquiries following reports of verbal abuse in Hatfield.

Between 1.40pm and 1.45pm on Sunday, February 24, a member of staff at the Next store on Comet Way was verbally abused by a man after he tried to return items without a receipt or labels on the items.

When the transaction was refused, he shouted at the staff member and another man who tried to intervene.

Officers would like to speak to the man pictured, as they believe he was in the area at the time of the offence and may have information that could assist the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Aimee Smith by emailing aimee.smith@herts.pnn.police.uk, calling the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/18078/19, or report information online at www.herts.police.uk/Report.

Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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