Police hunt wedding guest caught on CCTV throwing bottle of wine at Tesco staff

Jimmy Nsubuga
Police are looking for a wedding guest who attacked a cashier in Tesco (Picture: SWNS)
Police are looking for a wedding guest who attacked a cashier in Tesco. (SWNS)

Police are hunting a wedding guest who was caught on CCTV hurling a bottle of wine at a cashier in a Tesco Express when she was refused alcohol.

The woman, who was wearing a short purple dress, attacked the staff member in a store in Market Place, Oundle, Northamptonshire, on 27 November, 2019.

She initially left the store after being told she would not be allowed to buy wine but returned a few minutes later between 9.45pm and 10pm to try again.

When she was refused for a second time she became verbally abusive and then picked up a bottle and threw it at a member of staff.

The woman was angry when she was refused alcohol (Picture: SWNS)
The woman reacted angrily when she was refused alcohol. (SWNS)

The bottle narrowly missed the cashier’s face but injured her arm, before smashing on the floor behind the tills.

Northamptonshire Police are hunting the woman and have released CCTV still images of her.

She is wanted on suspicion of attempted assault and criminal damage.

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A force spokesperson said: “The woman became verbally aggressive and left the store, before returning to attempt to buy the alcohol once again.

“When she was refused for a second time, the woman picked up a bottle of wine and threw it at a member of staff.

“The bottle narrowly missed the member of staff’s face but injured her arm, before smashing on the floor behind the till.

“It is believed the offender was in the town for a wedding, and may have links to the London area.”

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed this incident is asked to call 101 quoting reference number 19000639844.