E-fit of Leeds man in attempted robbery

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Police have released an e-fit image of a man they want to identify following an attempted robbery on a woman in Leeds.

The 56-year-old victim was on her way to work walking along a ginnel off Bismarck Drive, Beeston Hill, at about 6.45am on September 17 when she heard someone running up behind her and so started to run away.

She was grabbed from behind by a man who demanded her phone. She struggled and fell to the floor where the man tried to pull the phone from her hand. He ran off when she started screaming.

He was described as a dark skinned black male, about 6ft 2ins tall and of thin build. He was described as having purple pigmentation or pock marks under stubble on his face.

PC Adam Newton, of Leeds District Neighbourhood Crime Team, said: “This was obviously a very distressing experience for the victim who also received slight injuries during the incident. I would urgently like to hear from anyone who recognises the suspect, particularly from the description of purple pigmentation or pock marks on his face.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC 2914 Newton at Elland Road via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.