AN investigation is underway after a woman was sexually assaulted.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the attack on the 29-year-old woman on Sunday, September 30, who was walking in Eastern Avenue, near the junction with London Street, when a man approached her between 3am and 3.30am.

The man assaulted the victim before leaving the scene.

He has been described as aged between 35 and 50-years-old, five feet four inches tall, of stocky build with short, dark hair.

Members of the Neighbourhood Policing Team have been patrolling the area since the incident.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting reference number 44180368144 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.