Police investigating a racially aggravated assault in Basildon are releasing an e-fit of a man they want to speak to. 

The victim, a teenage girl, had just got off a bus in Ghyllgrove at about 4.50pm on Thursday, June 22 when she was approached by a man. 

He grabbed her and subjected her to racial verbal abuse. 

She managed to get away and run home. She was left shaken but unhurt. 

Police carried out a search of the area but the suspect was not located. 

Officers are treating it as a hate crime and enquiries are ongoing. 

Anyone who recognises the man pictured is asked to contact Dc Jodie Kinsley at Basildon CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111