POLICE are hunting a man following a sex assault in Wickford.

The victim, a 24-year-old woman, was in Scott Drive, Wickford when she was approached by the man.

He touched her bottom, causing her to fall over into a bush. The woman pushed away her attacker before he could do anything else and escaped.

The man was white, around 5ft 7ins tall, aged between 40 and 50 and wore a dark jacket.

The attack happened at 7.30am today.