Police renew appeal to find man after an attempted robbery in Portsmouth

LIKENESS An e-fit of the attacker
LIKENESS An e-fit of the attacker

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THE public are being asked for their help in tracing a man who was involved in an attempted robbery in Portsmouth.

It comes after an 18-year-old man was walking along Inhurst Road, North End, when he was approached by another man he didn’t know at the junction with London Road.

This second man asked the 18-year-old to light a cigarette and then threatened him with a piece of clear broken glass, demanding that he hand over his belongings.

The 18-year-old ran away along London Road before calling the police.

He was not assaulted and he was not injured in the incident, which happened between 3.30am and 3.40am on Saturday, August 4.

Nothing was stolen.

An e-fit image has now been released by the police in a bid to try and track down the man.

The suspect has been described as white with a pale complexion, aged in his early 20s with light brown hair.

He was wearing a dark grey hooded top and dark jogging bottoms

Witnesses or anyone with any information about the incident are asked to contact Cosham police station by phoning 101.

Information can also be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.