DETECTIVES hunting a man, who dragged a woman to the ground and robbed her, have released an e-fit of the man they want to trace.

The woman was walking along St Nicholas Lane, Laindon at 7pm on Saturday December 15 when the attack happened.

The thug approached her and demanded she hand over her bag before grabbing the strap and dragging her to the ground.

The strap broke and the man fled with the bag.

Anyone with information can  contact Det Con Jenna Thompson at Basildon CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.