POLICE are hunting a man who indecently assaulted a woman in Winsford.
They have released an e-fit of the man they want to question about the alleged attack, which took place near to the park on Basford Way as the 21-year-old was walking home from a night out in the town centre.
The culprit approached the victim, grabbing her and pulling her towards him by the hips. He attempted to force himself on her and kissed her aggressively.
The attacker made lewd and sexual suggestions to the terrified girl. At the same time, he put his hand down the victim's top and attempted to indecently assault her.
She managed to break free after a struggle and ran towards the shops on Abbots Way, where she was able to flag down a passing taxi which picked her up and took her to Wins-ford police station.
The incident occurred at about 2.30am on Sunday, June 29, though police only yesterday released the details.
Inspector Brian Roberts of Winsford police said: 'She had visited Wetherspoons on Dene Drive and then de.bees at Market Place.
'Both licensees have been very keen to assist the police in this matter. The offender approached the lady and informed her that he had seen her in Wetherspoons'. He made comments of a sexual nature and indecently assaulted her.
'As a result of this attack the woman was extremely distressed. I am very keen to identify this male and request the community of Wins-ford contact the police if they can offer any help as to his identity.'
The attacker is described as a white male in his early 20s, of average height and build with short hair. He was wearing dark tracksuit bottoms and a dark top.
Police have ruled out a link at this stage with an attack on a 15-year-old girl who was dragged into a car and driven around Winsford before being raped at a small wooded area.
Although the attack took place just four days earlier, the descriptions of the two offenders do not match.
Anyone who thinks they can identify the attacker, or who has any information, is asked to contact the police on 01606 48000 or the Crimestoppers confidential hotline on 0800 555111.