DETECTIVES have issued a CCTV image of a man who may have information that could assist enquiries following a report of a sexual assault in a Liverpool city centre pub.

At around 10.15pm on Monday, July 18 it was reported that a man allegedly touched a woman inappropriately on the dance floor of Tess Riley’s on Great Charlotte Street.

She told staff who then removed the man from the premises.

He then walked towards St John’s shopping centre.

Extensive CCTV and witness enquiries have been conducted, and detectives have issued CCTV images of a man they believe could assist in their investigation.

Detective Inspector Chris Saidi said: "This was a disgraceful attack on a woman, and I would like to reassure the public that incidents such as this are rare.

"The victim is very shaken and understandably very distressed by this ordeal.

"We are taking this incident extremely seriously and I am appealing to the man featured in this image, or anyone who recognises him to come forward. We believe he could hold information that could be vital to our continuing enquiries."

Det Insp Saidi added: "Providing support to victims of sexual assault has never been more important, and I would encourage anyone experiencing this to report it to us and we will support you every way we can.

"If anyone who has suffered a sexual offence and you can find the courage to come forward and speak to us, we will deal with you sensitively and make sure that reports are thoroughly investigated."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who has information which could help us with our inquiries, is asked to DM @MerPolCC, message ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre on Facebook’ or @CrimestoppersUK on 0800 555 111 with reference 22000515488.