Detectives have released an e-fit of a man wanted in connection with the attempted mugging of a pensioner in Maghull earlier this week.The 78-year-old man was walking from the car park behind HSBC bank to the front entrance to pay cash in from a local church when the offender tried to snatch it off him.

The victim resisted and shouted for help and several members of the public came to his aid. As a result, the would-be robber ran off in the direction of the Coach and Horses pub.

The victm was left shaken and with a minor injury to his hand. Immediately after the incident he went into the bank to pay the cash in before reporting the incident to staff who then called the police.

Detectives from Sefton CID are investigating and are keen to hear from anyone who recognises the man in the e-fit or saw a man resembling him in the area before or after the robbery at 9.30am on Monday to contact them.

Call DC Sue Demomme at Sefton CID on 0151 777 3014 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.