British Transport Police is appealing for the public’s help to identify a man they would like to speak to after a shop manager was assaulted at Leeds station.
Officers have released an image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident, which took place at the Marks and Spencer store within Leeds railway station at around 7.30pm on Monday, December 23.
PC Derek Woolley, the investigating officer, said: “A man entered the store and attempted to purchase alcohol. The store manager noticed the man already appeared to be heavily under the influence of alcohol and refused to serve him anymore.
“The man took offence to this and swung a shopping basket at the manager, luckily it missed him. He then grabbed the manager and pushed him.
“Fortunately the store manager wasn’t injured but was left shaken following the incident. Station staff should not have to endure abuse or violence such as this for simply carrying out their job.”
Officers have carried out extensive enquiries and are now asking the public to help identify the man.
PC Woolley said: “If you recognise this man, or have any information that could help our investigation, please contact us.”
Anyone with information should contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 405040, or text 61016, quoting reference NEA/B3 of 15/1/2014 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.