A woman was assaulted in Walsworth Common in Hitchin during a "frightening incident".

Today, police released this CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after the incident at about 4pm on Tuesday, October 25.

The woman was walking in Walsworth Common when a man approached her and grabbed her by the arm.

No injuries were reported and nothing was taken. The woman ran off to seek help.

Hertfordshire police have now released a CCTV image of a man who is believed to have been in the area at the time of the assault.

PC Manuela Ungureanu, investigating, said: “This was a frightening incident for the victim, and we are doing all we can to trace the suspect.

"We are releasing an image of a man who may be able to help our enquiries as it is believed he was in the area at the time.

"If this is you, or you recognise this man, please contact me at Manuela.Ungureanu@herts.police.uk quoting crime reference 41/87143/22.”

Information can be reported online at herts.police.uk/report or by calling 101, quoting crime reference 41/87143/22.

You can also speak to an operator in Hertfordshire police's Force Communications Room via web chat at herts.police.uk/contact.

Anonymous information can be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via crimestoppers-uk.org.