CCTV pictures of man wanted in connection with assault on woman in Stepstairs Lane in Cirencester
4:24pm Thursday 5th September 2013 in News
CCTV footage has been released of a man police want to speak to in relation to an assault on a woman in Cirencester.
In the film, the 23-year-old victim can be seen walking quickly along Watermoor Road, shortly before the attack in Stepstairs Lane at around 1.30am on August 26 - bank holiday Monday.
A man is seen a few yards behind her and Gloucestershire Police would like to speak to him in connection with the investigation.
The victim, who is from Cirencester, was walking along Stepstairs Lane when she became aware of someone walking behind her.
She was pushed to the ground and suffered injuries to her head and face. During the attack the offender put his hand in the victim's mouth and the victim managed to bite his finger.
The footage was taken by a passing patrol car.
The offender is described as white, about 20 years old, around 5"4'-5"5' tall, with brown hair and wearing a tight-fitting grey top with dark chino-type trousers. Earlier descriptions suggested he may have been taller.
Anyone who recognises the offender is asked to urged to call 101, quoting incident number 55 of August 26 or Crimestoppers, which can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org