POLICE have released an image of a man they want to speak to after a woman was robbed in Hereford.

The 20-year-old was walking along an alleyway near the Wye Inn pub in Holme Lacy Road when a man asked her for a cigarette.

As she went to get one, it is alleged that the man grabbed a freezer bag from her pocket which contained cash.

The woman tried to grab the money back, but the man struck her before running off .

Anyone with information about the incident that happened at 12.45pm on Janaury 15 should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.