POLICE have released this image in the bid to wipe the smile off a grinning thief.

He is wanted for stealing a Samsung Galaxy phone from a pub in High Street, Wibsey, last month.

The man is described as white, about 5ft 4ins tall, slim with short brown hair. He spoke with an Irish accent.

The incident happened at 9pm on July 17, and police have now released a CCTV image of the man in the hope someone recognises him.

Anyone with information about the person can call the police non-emergency line on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.