Police appeal for witnesses after assault at Asda in Glenrothes

The Asda store in Glenrothes
The Asda store in Glenrothes
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Police are appealing for witnesses after a female shopworker suffered a head injury in an unprovoked attack at Asda in Glenrothes.

Detective Inspector Steven Hamilton, who is leading the investigation, said the incident took place on Friday at 9.45 a.m. when a man entered Asda in Fullerton Road and without any provocation or warning, assaulted the staff member.

He said: “The young lady sustained a head injury from which she required medical treatment. The ordeal has left her badly shaken and her friends and colleagues express understandable concern. Extensive enquiries have been undertaken and a man is now being sought for this incident.

“I must stress that we are not linking her place of work as relevant to the attack motive and we do not believe anyone else is at risk at this time.

“That said, it is vital we trace this man as soon as possible and I am seeking the assistance of anyone who may have seen the man.

“He is described as 5’10” tall, slim build, dark hair, wearing black rimmed glasses and with facial stubble.

“He was wearing a light coloured jumper, light coloured shorts with tight leggings underneath and black training shoes, and was carrying a rucksack and a blue and green tubular bag.”

He added that anyone who was in the area of Asda in Glenrothes from early evening on Thursday, October 2 until the late morning on Friday, October 3 is asked to call Police Scotland on 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.