CCTV footage has been released by police investigating a report of a woman being followed and verbally abused by a stranger in the streets of Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

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As first reported by the County Press, at around 8pm on Wednesday, April 3, a woman in her 50s was followed by a man she did not know.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Constabulary said he shouted verbal abuse at her throughout the encounter.

The woman was not hurt but was left very distressed by this incident.

She first encountered this man on Star Street, as he approached from Player Street.

The man is described as:

  • White
  • Aged roughly in his 50s or 60s
  • Average build
  • Dishevelled looking, with greyish curly hair
  • Dark-coloured coat
  • Dark rimmed glasses

Officers have been supporting the victim, and have been making enquiries in the area including continuing to scope for CCTV.

As part of enquiries, they would like to identify the man in this CCTV footage.

A spokesperson for the force said: "We are also keen to hear from anyone with information about the incident. Did you witness anything? Did you see which direction the man travelled in? Do you have any additional information that could assist our investigation?"

If you know him, have seen him in the area, contact police on 101 quoting 44240140579.