POLICE are hunting a man who attempted to grab a 15-year-old girl as she walked along a busy town centre street in Fareham .

The terrifying incident happened in West Street opposite Aldi's when a man walked towards the victim from the opposite direction and made a bid to grab her.

However when his attempt was unsuccessful he then walked away.

Police have launched an investigation into the attempt and have also issued a description of the man.

He is described as white, aged 35 to 45 years-old, with short brown hair, and is roughly 5 ft 8ins tall of average build.

The suspect was wearing a short sleeved shirt, black trousers and shoes.

Anyone who saw the incident, which happened on Wednesday at 5.45pm, or has more information should ring Fareham Police Station on 0845 045 4545.