POLICE have released an e-fit image of a suspect in connection with an attempted robbery in Basingstoke.

The man is wanted by police in connection with the incident, which happened in Cromwell Road on August 28.

As previously reported, Mamta Mathur says she was hit over the head with a crowbar after two men stormed her home.

She was at her home in South View with her husband and three children at 8.30pm on Friday, August 28 when the two men attacked her, leaving her bleeding and unconscious.

The family, who believe they were targeted because they are Asian, with the intruders mistakenly thinking they had gold, have criticised the police for not doing enough about this problem.

Now officers investigating the robbery have released this e-fit of the suspect they would like to speak to.

Basingstoke Gazette:

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: "Officers investigating the incident are keen to identify the man in this e-fit and speak with him in connection with their enquiries.

"Do you recognise him?

"Anyone with information should call 101, quoting 44200331960. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

After reading Mamta's "harrowing and traumatic" account of the incident in the Gazette, Basingstoke MP Maria Miller met the Basingstoke district commander at Hampshire Police to raise concerns regarding Asian gold burglaries.

“Every resident needs to be confident that this sort of very serious crime is fully investigated, and the perpetrators brought to justice," Mrs Miller said.

Recounting the attack, Mamta, 44, said she looked up to see a man standing in front of her, wearing all black and carrying an iron rod and spray can.

“In that millisecond I had so many thoughts,” she previously told the Gazette. “I thought what if he’s here to harm me or my teenage daughters or my husband.”

The brave mother-of-three said her “motherly instincts” kicked in and she knew she needed to protect her family, so she threw some papers she was holding in the intruder’s face and screamed, which shocked him into taking a step back.