An elderly woman was injured after being pushed over when queueing customers agitated to get into the Sainsbury's on Limpsfield Road in Warlingham.

Police are now investigating the incident, which happened on June 18, after the man thought to be responsible for what was described as an "assault" left the scene after the woman had fallen.

A spokesperson for Surrey Police described how the 80-year-old had been queueing outside the supermarket, as per the physical distancing rules in place to slow the spread of Covid-19 coronavirus, netween 3.30 and 4.30pm.

"The victim was queuing to enter the supermarket between 3.30 and 4.30pm on 18 June when the people behind her became agitated by a man in front of her who was looking at his mobile phone and not keeping up with the queue.

"As the victim tried to move around the man, she fell face first on the ground, suffering extensive bruising to her body and damage to her teeth.

"The suspect walked away from the woman and into the store after she fell," the spokesperson said.

Police said they were looking for a man in his 50s in connection with the incident.

Karen Hughes, Tandridge Borough Commander said: “The victim has been left with extensive bruising and was extremely shaken as a result of this incident.

"We are keen to find the person responsible and would urge anyone with information to please come forward.”

Police appealed to others who had been in the queue at the time, or who otherwise had information which could help the investigation, to call them 101 and quote ref PR/45200064821, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.