The Hertfordshire Constabulary is appealing witnesses and information after a woman was assaulted in Abbots Langley.
A woman was walking in a field off South Way, opposite Furtherfield, at around 1pm on Thursday, March 25, when a man walked up behind her and pulled her coat, before allegedly punching her in the face, causing bruising.
The man is described as being white and around 6ft tall. He was wearing a dark face mask, a dark hoodie, dark gloves and spoke with a London accent.
PC Katie Wilkinson, of the Hertsmere Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We are supporting the victim following her ordeal and we are looking at several lines of enquiry, however I want to reassure the community that our initial investigations suggest she was not targeted at random.
“I’m looking to hear from anyone who was in the South Way area around the time of this incident and saw anything suspicious.
“Also, if you live nearby and have relevant CCTV footage of the vicinity then I would like to hear from you.
“If you are able to help I can be contacted directly via email at email@example.com”
You can also call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 41/21712/21.
Alternatively, you can stay 100 per cent anonymous by contacting the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or via their untraceable online form at crimestoppers-uk.org