An e-fit has been released of a man wanted in connection with an attempted abduction.

Police have released an e-fit of a man wanted in connection with the attempted abduction of an 11-year-old girl in Polegate.

The victim was walking along an alleyway close to Farmlands Way around 8.30am on December 5, when an unknown man attempted to grab her wrist.

The girl managed to run away and the incident was reported to police.

Officers said she was left shaken, but unhurt.

Police said they have been carrying out increased patrols in the area since the incident.

The suspect has been described as aged around 40, about 5’9″ tall and of a fat build.

He wore a blue hoody under black anorak style coat, blue jeans that were baggy around the legs, and trainers.

Anyone who recognises the man is asked to report it online here, or call 101 quoting reference number 887 of 05/12.