South Wales Police are investigating an attempted robbery at a petrol station in which a shop assistant fought off the attacker.

The incident occurred at the Murco petrol station on Newport Road, Cardiff, in the early hours of Monday January 26.

A man entered the shop and attempted to access the till at about 4.54am.

After a scuffle with the shop assistant the man left the store empty handed and made off on foot along Colchester Avenue. The shop assistant suffered minor bruises but was otherwise uninjured.

Anyone with any information in connection with this incident is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 and quote reference 1500028992.