A thief attempting to steal alcohol from Trowbridge’s Tesco Extra petrol station has been cautioned by police after he spat in the face of a woman worker who challenged him.

The 52-year-old man from Newport in Wales spat in her face after she approached him, left the petrol station without stealing any alcohol and got into a taxi.

Store staff called Wiltshire Police who tracked the taxi, stopped it and arrested the man.

He was given a caution and released.