POLICE have released the e-fit of a thug who attacked a woman in broad daylight in the hope of getting a swift arrest.

This man is suspected of assaulting the 34-year-old woman as she was walking through Sunnedon near to the vet surgery on Clay Hill Road, Basildon.

The man grabbed the woman from behind and pinned her against a wall and verbally abused her before running off towards Clay Hill Road.

The attack happened on Wednesday, September 26 and he is described as white, of medium build, with stubble and he was wearing a black baseball cap, black jacket with the hood up and dark jeans.

The woman, who lives locally, was physically uninjured.

Anyone with information in connection with this assault is urged to contact investigating officers at Basildon police station on 101.