POLICE have released an e-fit image of a man suspected of grabbing a woman's dress while she walked in Lydney last weekend.

The incident happened in Station Road at about 1pm on Saturday, July 26.

The offender, described as a white man, in his late 30s to early 40s, 5ft 10ins to 5ft 11ins tall, with dark hair and a beer belly, appeared from undergrowth and assaulted the woman as she walked towards the A48.

The woman's dress was torn by the man but he made off when he was disturbed by a green vehicle, believed to be an old style Ford Fiesta, that stopped next to the woman.

The occupants spoke to the victim to check she was okay.

Officers are eager to hear from people who may know the identity of the man in the e-fit and to speak to the occupants of the car too.

Anyone who can help should call 101 and quote incident 169 of July 26.