A WOMAN in her 60s was sexually assaulted as she walked along a Poole street in broad daylight.
The incident occurred some time between 1.18pm and 1.45pm on Tuesday, August 15, as the victim made her way along Ashley Road.
She was walking between the junctions of Jubilee Road and Seaview Road when a car pulled in front of her and blocked her path.
Dorset Police said he attempted to communicate with the victim, but she carried on walking.
“It is reported that the man got out of his vehicle and sexually assaulted the victim over her clothing,” a spokesperson said.
“She told the man to go away and he subsequently got back in his vehicle, where he made a number of further attempts to communicate with the victim before eventually leaving the scene.”
The suspect is described as white with a very pale skin tone, around five feet seven inches tall and of very slight build with short cropped fair hair.
He was wearing a dark coloured T-shirt with lettering or a design on the front and blue denim jeans.
The man was driving an old silver or grey estate car, which is described as similar to a Vauxhall Cavalier.
PC Emily Clarke, of Poole police, said: “This was a very distressing incident for the victim and our enquiries are continuing to identify the man involved.
“I am appealing to anyone who saw what happened or has information to assist my enquiries to please get in touch.
“In particular, I would ask motorists who were travelling along Ashley Road around the relevant time with a dashcam fitted to their vehicle to please check for any relevant footage.”
Anyone with information should contact Dorset Police via www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting incident number 55230128867. They can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.