POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a sexual assault in Cross Lane, in Middlewich.

Between 1am and 3am on Saturday, March 18, a 17-year-old girl was approached by an unknown man in Cross Lane who touched her inappropriately before she fled the scene to seek help.

The man is described as white, in his mid 30s, around 5’ 10” tall with short dark hair and of slim build.

He was wearing a dark blue or black Nike hoody with a white tick on the front whilst also wearing dark jogging bottoms and black shoes.

Anyone who believes they may have witnessed this, or anyone who saw suspicious activity nearby is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 163 of 18 March 2017.

Alternatively, information can be left anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.