POLICE are appealing to anyone who may recognise a man they are seeking in connection with two bakeries that were burgled in Newport.

The Isle of Wight Police have today (Thursday) released a photograph of a man they want to speak to regarding burglaries at Market Bakery and The Retreat Café in Newport.

A spokesperson for the police said: "The first burglary occurred at around 2am on May 5 at Market Bakery on Scarrots Lane.

"Substantial damage was caused to the inside of the premises, an untidy search was carried out and a cash register was stolen.

"At around 3.50am, The Retreat Café on Scarrots Lane was broken into and food was removed from inside.

"We are appealing for witnesses who may have seen a man described as wearing jeans, dark trainers and a dark T-shirt, between 3.50am and 4.20am on 5 May in the vicinity of Scarrots Lane and South Street."

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"Although the image is not the clearest, we hope someone will recognise this man.

"These incidents have had a significant impact on the businesses affected, and we would like to identify the person responsible as soon as possible.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44200158083."