DETECTIVES have issued CCTV footage of a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery at a Wirral bookmakers.

At about 5.15pm on Thursday, August 5 a man, believed to have been armed with a knife, walked into Ladbrokes on Wallasey Road.

He forced his way behind the counter before threatening cashiers and taking a significant amount of cash.

On his way out of the shop the offender pushed an elderly male customer to the floor.

The offender ran off in the direction of St Albans Road. While no one was injured during the incident, those involved were left shaken.

The offender is described as being white, in his early twenties, about 6ft tall and of slim build, with shaved light brown hair. He was wearing a grey hooded top and jeans.

Enquiries are ongoing.

Police are appealing to anyone who may be able to help them with their inquiries to contact 0151 777 2263 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.