Teenager escapes attempted sex attack in Tranmere

Assault suspect CCTV Image copyright Merseyside Police
Image caption Police have released CCTV images of the suspect and are appealing for information

Police are searching for a man who grabbed a teenager from behind, covered her mouth and dragged her into an alleyway.

The 18-year-old managed to struggle free during the attack, which happened near Linwood Road, Tranmere, Wirral, at 22:30 GMT on 29 December.

Merseyside Police have released CCTV images of the suspect.

Det Insp Paul Denn said: "I would ask him, or anyone who recognises him, to get in touch with us."

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