A MAN 'ripped a bakery counter apart' after dropping a £1 coin, police say.

Officers are calling for information after the incident, which happened at Greggs in Saxon Square, Christchurch just after 4.40pm on December 28 2019.

Police say a man walked into the shop to buy a pastry, but became "aggressive" when he dropped a £1 coin behind the counter that staff were unable to find.

He then began ripping the counter apart, causing damage which cost more than £2,000 to repair.

PC Kelly Cole, of East Dorset police, has released a CCTV image of a man she wants to track down as part of the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers via dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55190202765.