Officers are appealing for witnesses following a sexual assault in Burton.

The incident reportedly happened in a wooded area at the rear of the allotments towards the end of Belvoir Road, near Queen’s Hospital, at around 8.15pm on Thursday, September 16.

The victim, a young woman, had walked over the A38 footbridge towards the hospital and through the wooded area and is currently receiving support from specially trained officers.

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Police are now looking for a man described as white, in his late teens to mid-20s, approximately 5ft 7ins tall, of a medium build and having a Birmingham accent.

It was reported he has short dark hair with a ginger/brown short beard and wearing a white/light-coloured shirt and black joggers. He made off on a bicycle towards Shobnall Fields.

Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the Belvoir Road area at around 8.15pm - along with motorists with dashcam footage who may have been travelling through at the time.

Anyone with any information, CCTV or dashcam footage should message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter, quoting incident number 747 of September 16, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.