A man fled Sainsbury’s security in Stroud as he attempted to steal printer ink this morning.

The attempted theft happened at 9.07am when the man attempted to leave the store without paying for the items on Wednesday, June 13.

The security guard tried to detain him but he ran off, though the stolen items were recovered.

The man is white, in his 20s with short brown hair.

He was wearing an Adidas tracksuit top which was white and blue/black in colour, with grey jogging bottoms and black footwear.

If you can help police with their enquiries please call 101 quoting incident number 117 June 13.