POLICE are hunting a suspected shoplifter who threatened to assault a member of shop staff who chased him into Devizes Market Place.

A CCTV picture of a wanted man has been released by police in connection with the incident at Superdrug.

A police spokesman said: “Shortly before 4pm on February 26, a man entered Superdrug in the Market Place, elected two items and left the store without making any attempt to pay.

“A member of staff chased after the man who made threats to assault him.”