Police appeal after Hitchin Sainbury's assault

PUBLISHED: 13:48 16 April 2019 | UPDATED: 10:38 17 April 2019

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed an assault at Hitchin's Sainsbury's store on April 6.

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed an assault at Hitchin's Sainsbury's store on April 6.

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Members of the public are being urged to come forward after a man sustained minor injuries during an assault in a Sainsbury's store in Hitchin.

Police are investigating the incident which happened at the Whinbush Road store between 2pm and 3pm on April 6.

Two men were involved in a verbal altercation before one man pushed the other, causing him to fall into the fruit display. The man was then reportedly struck with a shopping basket, before walking out of the store.

PC Claire Ross, from the Hitchin Intervention Team, said: “I would like to reassure the public that the two men involved are believed to be known to each other and this was an isolated incident.

“It's believed the supermarket was busy at the time and several members of the public witnessed this incident.”

Any witnesses or anyone with information should contact PC Ross on claire.ross@herts.pnn.police.uk or the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 41/31409/19. You can also report information online at www.herts.police.uk/Report.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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