Hunt for trio caught on CCTV after shop security guard punched

THESE images have been released after a security guard was assaulted during a shoplifting incident at a shop.

Hampshire police said a woman had tried to steal mixer drinks without paying for them.

Police are trying to track down the trio shown in CCTV images

Police are trying to track down the trio shown in CCTV images

But when a security guard challenged her, two men approached him and punched him.

The guard was then verbally abused and he was left with bruising.

The trio then fled the Co-op store in Highland Road, Southsea.

Police want to locate three people shown in the CCTV images.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting 44180263987.

The incident happened on July 13 at 2.50pm.

Police released details today.