THIS is the face of the man wanted by police over a frightening late-night sexual assault in Bournemouth.

The victim, a 20-year-old Bournemouth University student who lives in Winton, was unexpectedly grabbed from behind by an unknown man and attacked in the subway between Holdenhurst Road and the travel interchange at around 1.30am on Friday.

CCTv was released at the weekend, but has been criticsed for being too indistinct.

Bournemouth Echo: The CCTV image

Now police have released an e-fit of the suspect and a description

The suspect has been described as white, of large build, between 27 and 35 years old, between five feet seven inches and five feet 11 inches tall.

He has dark hair and stubble, big eyes, a crooked nose, pock-marked skin and had a dirty appearance. He was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and a top with a logo on the chest.

Students are being warned not to get too drunk and not to walk home alone after the incident.

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police in confidence on 101 quoting incident number 01:20. Alternatively, call the free and anonymous Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where mobile phone tariffs may apply.