A WOMAN who assaulted a security guard after trying to leave a supermarket without paying for her goods is wanted by police.

Around 9.20pm on Monday June 11, the suspected shoplifter tried to exit the Sainsbury's in Bridgmead without making any attempt to pay for her items.

She hit the security guard who tried to stop her leaving the shop, causing bruising to the head.

If you can identify the woman in the picture or help in any way with the police's enquiries, please contact PC Sean Magee on 101, quoting crime reference number 54180053327, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.