A WOMAN was sexually assaulted in Hereford yesterday.

She was walking along Hampton Dene Road at 9.40am when she was approached by a man who put his hand up her skirt.

He did not speak to her, but when she asked what he was doing, he made a rude gesture with his middle finger.

The suspect is described as being white, slim build, in his 30s, 5ft 9ins tall, with dark hair and a dark beard.

He was scruffy looking and may have been carrying a plastic shopping bag.

 Anyone with information should call Detective Constable Moore at Hereford CID on 0300 333 3000, quoting incident reference 539s 3101013.