A man verbally abused staff at JD Sports after being told he couldn’t try on clothes because of the risk of coronavirus, police said.

Wiltshire Police has released CCTV footage of the man they want to speak to in connection with the incident at the Canal Walk sports shop on September 11.

The force said a man went into the store at around 4.05pm. He was told not to try on clothing due to the potential coronavirus risk.

“The man ignored these requests and when asked again not to try the clothing on he became verbally abusive towards staff, using homophobic language and causing the staff member to fear that he may be physically assaulted,” a spokeswoman said.

The staff member was left feeling shaken.

Anyone who recognises the man should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.