Police have released an Evofit of an Eastern European man they need to speak with after a woman was sexually assaulted in Lancaster.
The offence took place between 2am and 3am on December 16 when the 25-year-old victim was approached by a man as she walked home along St Peters Road after a night out.
As the woman walked along the path that cuts between St Peters Road and Moore Lane, the man asked her for a cigarette before grabbing her around her hips and pushing her to the floor before sexually touching her over her clothing.
The victim screamed and managed to fight off her attacker.
Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
DC Rachel Killinger from Lancaster Public Protection Unit said: “This was obviously a very distressing incident for the victim but fortunately she was not hurt.
“I would appeal to anybody that recognises this man or with any information that could assist us with our investigation to contact us on 101.
“I would reassure people that police patrols have been increased in the area and we are doing all we can to find the man responsible.”
The offender is described as between 25 and 32 years old with short blonde hair, dark eyes and a pointed nose. He was wearing a grey baggy hoody and spoke with an Eastern European accent.