A WOMAN was sexually assaulted by a gang of men as she walked back to her car in the town centre.
The 40-year-old was left shaken but unharmed following the attack in Cambridge Road at 7.15pm on Friday.
She was walking to her car after picking up food from a takeaway on Whitby Road when three men approached her.
Two pushed her against a wall near the old-Cambridge Road school while a third man began kissing her neck.
Luckily, the woman was saved by a passer-by who pushed the group away.
The first man was 30-35-years-old, 5ft 10ins, of stocky build with short dark spiky hair and a dark goatee beard. He wore blue jeans, a dark top and dark shoes.
The second was 25-30 years-old, 5ft 7ins, of slim build, clean shaven, wearing a dark, lightweight jacket.
The third man was about the same age, 5ft 7-8ins, heavy build, clean shaven with short dark hair, wearing dark trousers.
The men had tanned complexions and are thought to be Greek or Turkish.
Police are appealing to the man who came to her rescue to contact them. He wore a blue boiler suit and carried what appeared to be a takeaway.
* Witnesses should contact DC Raymond Gordge on 01244 613134 or Crimestoppers, in confidence, on 0800 555111.