22nd January 2020

Assault on petrol station employee in Wellington treated as racially aggravated

Avon and Somerset Police have released images of a man they want to identify in connection with a series of incidents including a racially aggravated assault.

Police say two men filled a car with petrol at Courtfields Service Station in Mantle Street, Wellington on 30 November before driving off without paying.

“An employee followed the men in his own car along the A38, resulting in a collision on the Wellington bypass near Popes Lane.

Following the collision, the two men assaulted the victim. This assault is being treated as racially aggravated” say Avon and Somerset Police.

Police are also treating another incident, where a man attended the same petrol station on 2 December and started making threats towards staff, as linked.

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with this investigation and released on bail until 25 January.

If you recognise the man in the images, call PC Joanne Jeffery on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5216267586.