Police have appealed to motorists from the Burnham-On-Sea area who may have information after a serious sexual assault in Bridgwater early on New Year’s Day.

The assault happened not far from the Malt Shovel pub, Wembdon Road between 4.45am and 5.20am on Tuesday 1st January. A woman was assaulted by a man as she walked home from a night out.

Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time, and they say motorists from our area may have been driving by at the time and have dash cam footage.

“We’re also keen to trace a man seen on CCTV in the area at around that time. He is described as being aged in his 40s, with a bald or shaved head. He wore jeans and a large white hooded jacket.”

“If you recognise him, or have any other information which could help, get in touch, quoting reference 5219000407.”