Police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was sexually assaulted by a stranger on a footpath in Newport.

The attack is believed to have happened between 7.30pm and 8.30pm on Tuesday 14th January on the footpath that links Rodney Road to Corporation Road.

The teenager said she was walking along the footpath when she was approached by a man she didn't know.

The man is described as white, of large build, with a blonde beard. He was wearing all black with a hooded jumper.

A spokesman for Gwent Police said:

Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have been out walking along the riverfront, using either of the two coffee shops on Millennium Walk or walking along Rodney Road.

Gwent Police

Anyone with any information which could assist the investigation is asked to call us on 101 quoting ref 2000016355 or call Crimestoppers anonymously.