Police are appealing to the public for information following an assault in Havant on Friday 11 February.
At approximately 6.15pm a woman in her 40s was walking along the alleyway leading to the woods from Ramsdale Avenue when she was assaulted to the head, causing bruising and swelling.
Officers have been conducting numerous lines of enquiry to determine the circumstances of the incident and are now turning to the public for help.
Officers would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have seen what happened or has information that may assist their enquiries.
Police are particularly keen to hear from a woman the victim engaged with shortly before the assault. The woman spoke to the victim about her dog, who had slipped its collar.
The woman is described as:
Approximately 5ft 7in tall
Aged around 40-years-old
Of average build
Spoke with an English accent
Wearing a waist-length dark puffer coat with lined padding which was done up to the top, covering the bottom of her face.
She was also wearing dark trousers and a dark bobble hat with a pom pom.
If you saw this person on the night, know who this person might be or if it was you, please get in touch.
Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 44220060428.
Alternatively go online and submit information via the following form: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/