POLICE have appealed for information after a dogwalker was sexually assaulted in a park.

The woman was walking her dogs in Alexandra Park in Stockton Heath at around 10pm on Saturday, May 30, when she was attacked.

A stranger walked up to the victim, who is from Warrington and in her 40s, and ‘inappropriately touched her over her clothing’.

One of her dogs then bit the unknown man, who walked away along Fairfield Road in the direction of the swing bridge leading to Wilderspool Causeway.

He was wearing dark clothing and is described as being in his mid-30s, white, around 5ft9 and with a slim build and short dark hair.

Cheshire Police’s enquiries into the incident are ongoing.

Detective constable Lee Ellis said: “The victim has understandably been left shaken up by what happened.

“She is being supported by specialist officers.

“I would like to reassure residents that this is believed to be an isolated incident – we have stepped up patrols in the area and we are doing everything we can to identify the offender and make him face the consequences of his actions.

“As part of our ongoing enquiries we are appealing for anyone who was in the area and saw the incident, or anything else that may help the investigation, to contact us at Warrington Police Station.

“We are particularly keen to hear from the people who were in the park when the incident occurred – we also want to talk to anyone who believes that they may know the identity of the offender, or have footage of him.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number IML718193, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.