Shop manager punched in face while trying to stop thief in Scarborough

A shop manager was punched in the face while trying to stop a thief in Scarborough.

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The assault happened at the One Stop Shop, in Newborough and police have today issued CCTV images of a man they are trying to trace.

The thief put sausages, cheese and cider into a bag and headed towards the exit of the shop.

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But the store manager tried to stop the offender, who became aggressive and punched him in the mouth.

The victim was left with a cut to his upper lift following the assault, which happened on August 18 at around 12.30pm.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.