POLICE have released an e-fit image of a man wanted over a racially aggravated assault on a teenage girl.
The victim had just got off a bus in Ghyllgrove when a man approached her, grabbed her and ’subjected her to racial verbal abuse’, said Essex Police.
A spokesman said: “She managed to get away and run home. She was left shaken but unhurt. Police carried out a search of the area but the suspect was not located. Officers are treating it as a hate crime and enquiries are ongoing.”
The incident occurred at roughly 4.50pm on Thursday, June 22.
Police urged anyone with information about the man in the image to contact DC Jodie Kinsley at Basildon CID by dialling 101.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.