A SERIOUS sexual assault on a 32-year-old woman in Cowes on Tuesday is being investigated by Isle of Wight police.
According to an Isle of Wight police spokeswoman the victim was grabbed from behind and sexually assaulted close to the junction of Arctic Road and the Cowes to Newport cycle track, between midnight and 12.45am.
Earlier she had visited the Lloyd’s cashpoint in Cowes, according to police.
The victim hit out at her attacker, who fled.
DI Martin Chudley said: "This incident is being investigated within the Area Investigation Team and the woman has been receiving support from our specially trained officers.
"Officers would like to hear from anyone who was out at around that time, and who may have seen or heard anything that may assist the investigation."
Anyone with information can call DC Ridler at the Area Investigation Team, Cosham Police Station, on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111