Police are appealing for help identifying a woman suspected of mugging a man at a cashpoint.

A 43-year-old man was withdrawing money from the machine in Albert Road, Walthamstow, when a woman approached him from behind and pushed him to the ground.

She then forced the man's arm around his own neck and demanded he hand over the cash, which he did.

The woman then ran off up Albert Road and turned right into Hoe Street.

It happened at 3.20pm on Monday November 19, 2012, but police have only now released details and a CCTV image in an attempt to identify the woman.

A Met spokesman said: "Police are asking anyone who can help identify this woman to email Waltham Forest VIIDO Unit - JC-VIIDO@met.police.uk or call 101.

"If you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."