A man claiming to have Covid-19 coughed and spat at a woman in a hate crime, police say.

He also directed verbal abuse at the woman, in her 30s.

The incident happened around 3pm on Monday 18 May at Morrisons supermarket in Taunton.

We’re treating the incident as a hate crime due to the verbal abuse the man also directed at her.

Avon and Somerset Police

Police have now released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to.

Police have now released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to. Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

Avon and Somerset Police say the man is white, around 5ft 7ins, tall, with a long beard and blonde hair.

He was wearing a white T-shirt with a NASA logo on and red sunglasses.

If you recognise the man in the CCTV images, or have any other information which could help us, please call 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5220107675.

Avon and Somerset Police