Police are appealing for witnesses to a sexual assault that took place in Vernon Walk, Northampton, on Monday 14 January.

Between 5.30pm and 6.30pm, a 39-year-old woman was walking along the road when she was approached by a man who began talking to her.

He then put his arms around her and kissed her. He then made suggestive comments to the woman before she ran off and called the police.

The offender was a black man, aged in his late 20s, around 5ft 7in tall, of slim build and wearing a pair of dark blue jeans, green jacket and a green or grey baseball cap. He spoke with a strong African accent.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who may have any information regarding it.

Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, should call Northamptonshire Police on 101 – alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Source: Northants Police