Man spat at shop worker when asked to wear mask

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Police wish to trace the man pictured as part of the investigation into an incident in a Glastonbury shop (Photo: Avon and Somerset Police)

A shop worker in Glastonbury has left “shaken and distressed” after a man spat at them for asking to wear a mask.

The man entered the shop in Glastonbury High Street in Somerset and became verbally abusive when asked to wear a mask, said Avon and Somerset Police.

He spat at directly a member of staff upon being asked to leave.

Police have now released a CCTV image of a man who they wish to speak in connection with the incident.

He’s described as white, in his 40s or 50s, wearing a jacket, grey baseball cap and blue trousers or jeans.

The incident that took place between 9.30am and 10am on 15 December led to the store being closed for a deep clean.