A WOMAN reportedly punched through a Perspex screen and verbally abused staff at a service station in Poole.

The incident happened at 8.15pm on Sunday, October 3 at the BP service station in Longfleet Road.

Officers investigating the report of criminal damage have issued a CCTV image of a woman they would like to speak with in connection.

It was reported that a woman selected a couple of drinks in the shop and tried to conceal them. When challenged by staff, she punched a Perspex screen after becoming verbally abusive toward them. She punched the screen with sufficient force to cause it to shatter, resulting in the cashier being showered with plastic shards.

Police Constable Jonathan Park, of Dorset Police, said: “I am now in a position to issue a CCTV image of a woman I would like to identify.

“Anyone with information about her identity is asked to contact police as this could assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email 101@dorset.pnn.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55210159761. Alternatively, to stay 100 per cent anonymous, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or call Freephone 0800 555 111.