Police release e-fit of man wanted in connection with assault in Birkenhead
POLICE have released an e-fit image of a man wanted in connection with a sexual assault in Birkenhead.
The victim - an 18-year-old woman from the Birkenhead area - was walking home alone along Green Lane at around 1.45am on October 24 when a man on a scooter pulled up in nearby Wickes car park.
The man got off his scooter and approached the woman and tried to talk to her.
She ignored him and carried on walking, at which point he tried to put his arm around her, then pulled her into a smaller car park at the side of the store and sexually assaulted her.
During the struggle the victim dropped her handbag and the offender has taken it and left the scene on his scooter.
A passing taxi driver has then spotted the victim by the side of the road and helped her call the police.
A search of the area failed to trace the offender and despite thorough forensic work being carried out, he remains outstanding.
The victim, who is still recovering from her ordeal has been working with detectives to put together an eFit resembling her attacker.
He is a white man, aged in his mid 20s, between 5ft 8 and 5ft 10ins tall, of stocky build with a round face, a shaven head and narrow eyes.
He was wearing a sandy-coloured camouflage jacket at the time of the attack. There is no description of the scooter.
Anyone with information is asked to call Birkenhead CID on 0151 777 2264 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.