POLICE are appealing for information following the theft of £150 worth of cigarettes from a shop in Salisbury.

The incident happened on Wednesday, May 14 at about 5.10pm when a man went into WHSmith in the Old George Mall.

He asked for the cigarettes but when his card was declined he left the store while the assistant was distracted trying another card machine.

The man is described as in his early 40s, about 6ft tall with brown hair.

He was wearing a red t-shirt with a beige fleece top, blue jeans and black Adidas trainers and carrying a rucksack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.