A man is being sought by police after two teenage girls were threatened with a knife in Whitton .
Detectives in Richmond said the girls were approached by a man near to Powder Mill Lane, Whitton, on Friday January 22, at about 9.30pm.
They said he made it known he had a knife and threatened the girls but they were able to run away before anything else happened.
Police have published this e-fit of the suspect, who is described as Asian, about 6ft2, in his mid-20s and of chubby build. He had a full beard and gelled-back dark hair, and was wearing a dark jacket with orange lining and dark jeans at the time.
Detective Sergeant Darren Young of Richmond CID, said: "Understandably the victims were left highly distressed and shaken by this incident. Incidents like this remain extremely rare in the borough but I would appeal to anyone who may have information to call police."
Anyone with information is asked to call Richmond CID on 020 8721 5840 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.