AN ELDERLY woman was injured by a tub of butter when it was thrown at her by a queue-jumper.

The 74-year-old victim sustained swelling and severe brusing to her lip during the assault, which took place at around 12.40pm on Sunday, 21 October at the Co-op supermarket on the High Street, Eynsham, West Oxfordshire.

Thames Valley Police is releasing a CCTV image of a man officers would like to speak to in relation to the incident.

The woman was queueing when the offender pushed in front of her in the line.

She highlighted to the man that there was a queue, resulting in him throwing the tub of butter.

The victim did not require hospital treatment.

The Oxford Times:

Investigating officer PC Sarah Tibble based at Witney police station said: “I would like to speak to anyone who recognises the man in this image as he might have vital information relating to this incident.

“If you know this man, or have any information as to his whereabouts, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101.”

If you do not want to speak to police, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.