Police release e-fit of man wanted in connection with assault on woman in Birkenhead

POLICE have released an e-fit image of a man wanted in connection with the assault and robbery of a woman in Birkenhead.

Just before 12.30am on Friday, August the 52-year-old woman was walking in Grange View when a man approached her. The man demanded the woman's bag and threatened her.

He then assaulted the woman and pulled her to the ground before taking her handbag and running away in the direction of Grange View.

The woman was left uninjured but very shaken following the incident.

The offender is described as being white, aged mid to late 20's of slim build. He was wearing a dark coloured tracksuit and cap.

Anyone who may have witnesses this incident, recognises the man in the e-fit or anyone with information can call Merseyside Police on 0151 777 2264 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.