POLICE have released an e-fit of a wanted man after an attempted robbery at Morrisons Cortonwood, in which a woman was threatened with a claw hammer.

The incident happened in the car park at Cortonwood Retail Park on Thursday January 19

at about 8pm.

The 51-year-old woman was getting into her car outside of the supermarket, when a man got into the front seat and reportedly threatened her with a claw hammer, before trying to steal her handbag and car keys.

The man left the car empty handed and got into what is described as a black people carrier type car.

The woman suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident.

The man has been described as white, in his early 40s and of a slim build. He is thought to have been wearing a cream coloured baseball cap and jeans.

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting incident number 1035 of 19 January 2017.

Information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111