MERSEYSIDE Police has issued an e-fit of a man they would like to speak to after a teenager was grabbed by a man as she walked through Wallasey.

The 17-year-old was walking along Withens Lane at about 10.50pm on December 8 when a man approached her and grabbed her arm.

She challenged him and managed to struggle free and escape.

Although the girl was not injured she was left very upset by the incident.

The man is described as white, 6ft tall, aged between 35 and 45 and of medium build.

He was wearing a grey woolly beanie hat, a green Parker jacket, baggy sweat pants and white trainers. The man spoke with a local accent.

A full investigation into the incident is ongoing and officers are keen to speak to anyone who recognises the man in the e-fit.

Detective Inspector Justin Danher, from Wirral CID, said: “We take reports of this nature extremely seriously and will do everything possible to identify the person responsible.

“I want to reassure the public that we believe this was an isolated incident.

"I would urge anyone who may have witnessed this incident or anyone who recognises the man pictured in the e-fit to get in touch."

Anyone with information should call Wirral CID on 0151 777 2265 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.