Police have released a description of the man they are looking for in connection with a post office raid on Thursday.

The man, who attempted to rob the Easington Post Office at 11.50am was white, around 5ft 10ins tall, of slim build and in his early 20s.

He was wearing a grey hoodie top, with a scarf over his face and black drainpipe jeans, and was carrying a white JD Sports bag.

He was believed to be holding a weapon, but no shots were fired and nothing was stolen.

The offender ran off in the direction of St George Crescent.

Call police on 101.