A man who ran up to a teenage girl as she walked through an Amersham alleyway is being hunted by police.

The girl was walking in an alleyway between Chestnut Lane and Plantation Road on September 24 at around 3pm when a man ran up to her and made lewd comments to her on a number of occasions.

The girl ran away in fear and was fortunately not harmed.

Police investigating the incident have released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to about what happened.

He was a white man with tanned skin, in his late forties, around 6ft tall, of a bigger than average build.

He had short grey scruffy hair and bush eyebrows.

He was wearing a burgundy sweatshirt and long black trousers and he spoke with a “polite British middle class” accent.

Investigating officer PC Patrycja Lesiakowska, based at Amersham police station, said: “This was a very concerning incident for the victim, where a man has approached her and made lewd and behaved inappropriately.

“We releasing this E-fit in order to trace him. If you recognise the man in the E-fit or someone matching the description we would urge you to please get in touch.

“Anyone with information can call 101 or report online quoting the reference 43200304575.

“Or if you wish to report 100 per cent anonymously you can do so by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”