A supermarket worker was threatened with a syringe needle by a suspected shoplifter after chasing them from a store.

Dorset Police have now issued CCTV images of a woman they wish to speak to in connection with shoplifting offences and threats of violence in Weymouth.

It is reported that a woman ran from the Asda supermarket in Newstead Road with suspected stolen items.

A member of staff gave chase and caught up with the suspect in the car park of the Weymouth Jobcentre opposite the store where the woman allegedly threatened them with a syringe needle.

It happened at around 4pm on Tuesday, October 31 - but police have only just released the information.

PC Connor Lombardo, of the Weymouth Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "I am continuing to investigate these incidents and have now obtained CCTV images of a woman I would like to identify.

"I would ask anyone who recognises her to please contact Dorset Police."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55230172942.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111