POLICE are warning people to be on their guard after a man grabbed at the coat of a woman as she walked home from Southend East station.

The man grabbed at the 20-year-old’s coat in Ilfracombe Avenue on Thursday, March 27, just after 11pm.

The man is described as white, approximately 5ft 8ins in height, medium build, under the age of 40, wearing a black hoody with the hood up and zipped up with dark baggy jeans.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Pc Laura Stone at Southend on 101.