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Shop worker hit on head in Asda attack in Glenrothes

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Image caption A man attacked the young woman at Asda in Glenrothes without any provocation or warning

A shop worker has suffered a head injury in an unprovoked attack in a supermarket in Fife.

A man attacked the young woman at Asda in Glenrothes, without any warning, at about 09:45 on Friday.

She needed medical treatment for the head injury and has been left badly shaken by the incident, police said.

Det Insp Steven Hamilton, of Police Scotland, said: "Extensive inquiries have been undertaken and a man is now being sought for this incident."

He added: "I must stress that we are not linking her place of work as relevant to the attack motive and we do not believe anyone else is at risk at this time.

"That said, it is vital we trace this man as soon as possible and I am seeking the assistance of anyone who may have seen the man."

The attacker is 5ft 10ins, of slim build and has dark hair. He was wearing black rimmed glasses and had facial stubble.

He was wearing a light jumper, light shorts with tight leggings underneath and black training shoes, and was carrying a rucksack and a blue and green tubular bag.

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