Have you seen this man? Police are looking for him in connection with an attempted burglary

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A CCTV image of the charity box thief

CCTV catches dopey charity box thief on camera

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Hampshire Police has released an e-fit image of a man officers would like to speak to about an attempted burglary in Southsea.

A 43-year-old woman in Playfair Road was woken at 2.40am on September 18 when she saw a man trying to open a downstairs window.

He fled the house and escaped over a fence towards a nearby churchyard.

Nothing was taken.

The man is described as white, 5ft 8-10ins tall, of slim build, with short dark straight hair and a long thin face and nose. He was wearing a turquoise round neck t-shirt with either black or white writing on the chest.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Beth Marshall from East Fratton CID on 101, quoting 44160352237, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.