Police are hunting a man following the attempted rape of a woman in Witham.
The woman, in her 20s, was walking along an alleyway near Bramble Road at 8:45 on Wednesday 3 January. A stranger grabbed her from behind and physically assaulted her. She managed to fight the man off and run away.
The man is described as:
- in his 40s
- around 6ft tall
- of stocky build with dark, bushy eyebrows and short, shaved dark hair
- speaking with a foreign accent
He wore a black puffer jacket with a hood and bright blue denim jeans. He carried a grey and black backpack. Police are asking people with information to come forward.