A WOMAN was sexually assaulted in broad daylight.

The 34 year-old woman, from Southend, was with her baby when she was groped in the Pier Lift as she made her way from Southend seafront to the High Street.

After the assault, which took place at about 3.30pm on Sunday, June 22, the man got out of the lift and walked towards the shops.

He is described as white, approximately 5ft 6ins tall, and of medium build.

The attacker had very short, shaven hair with distinctive tram lines on his head, was aged in his mid-30s and had tattoos on his arms.

At the time of the indecent assault he was wearing a navy T-shirt and grey three-quarter-length shorts.

Officers are currently examining CCTV footage to see if the man was captured on camera, and have said they will release an image if he remained unidentified.

Anyone with information in connection with the assault, is urged to contact the town policing unit at Southend police station on 101.