POLICE have issued an e-fit image of a man they are hunting after a teenage girl was groped in Clacton.

Two girls were walking towards town along St Osyth Road when they were approached by a man.

He asked where the fishing lake and walked off down Lake Walk when they said they didn't know.

Two hours later the girls were walking up St Osyth Road towards the Rush Green traffic lights when he approached them again.

A police spokesman said he made inappropriate comments to them and as they tried to quickly walk away from him he grabbed at one of the girls and indecently assaulted her.

The assault took place at 4pm on February 22.

The attacker is described as white, 5ft 5-6 in tall and aged 30-40. He was slightly tanned skin with a spotty complexion and stubble down the side of his cheeks and under his chin.

He had short, scruffy brown hair, possibly a pierced ear and wore a black and brown shirt with torn holes in the back. He also had shiny dark tracksuit bottoms, with a lion down the side, and when he walked he leaned slightly to one side.

Anyone who can name the suspect should call PC Nikki Heath at Clacton police on 101 or Crimestoppers.