A TEENAGER was sexually assaulted in Hampshire woodland as she walked her dog.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the girl was attacked in the Queens Inclosure Woods, Waterlooville.

The assault took place at around 2.20pm on Monday, August 6 when she was approached by a man she did not know who began talking to her.

The man persistently walked with the girl and asked for her telephone number before hugging her and inappropriately touching her over her clothes. He then ran off.

He was described as:

• Asian

• Aged around 18

• Slim

• 5ft 6ins tall

• Big nose (long not wide)

• No facial hair

The man was described as wearing dark blue jeans and a burgundy top.

PC Christopher Young said: “We are appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident or saw this man in the area at this time.

“We know that there were other dog walkers in the woods around this time. When other dog walkers appeared in the vicinity this prompted the man to run off.

“Were you walking your dog in the area at this time? Have you seen a man matching this description? Please let us know.

“In addition, we would advise anyone walking in this area to be extra vigilant.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44180298470, or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.