Police are urging women and girls across Hull to stay safe following a "serious incident" in the city centre.

Humberside Police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to after a ‘serious incident’ in Hull city centre.

The force has not revealed the exact nature of the incident but it is urging people to take extra care, particularly if they are on their own at night.

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Officers are investigating the incident which took place near Drypool Bridge in the early hours of Sunday, September 19 and would like to speak to the man in the photograph.

He is described as approximately 5’6, of slim build, dark features including hair with a ponytail, and speaks limited English. At the time of the incident, he was wearing a hoody and camouflage trousers.

A Humberside Police spokesman said: “While we are unable to confirm the specifics of the incident at this time, we can confirm it was serious.

“We’d like to remind people, particularly women and girls, to stay safe at all times, especially when they are separated from friends or on their own.

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“The safety of the community is our number one concern and so we will be increasing our police presence in the city centre over the coming weeks, particularly during weekends, to allow people to enjoy the night-time economy, without having to worry about their safety.”

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the man in the CCTV image is urged to contact police quoting log number 90 of 19/9/21.