A WOMAN was sexually assaulted in a woodland area on her way home from work,
After the event in the wee hours of yesterday, an immediate manhunt has been started for her assailant.
She was approached by the man at around 3.30am in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.
The public has been urged to remain vigilant.
Det Chief Inspector Rebecca Dickinson said: “This is a dreadful and traumatic incident where a woman has been attacked on her way home from work.
“I’d like to reassure people that incidents of this nature in our area remain incredibly rare and we are treating this incident as a priority and are conducting extensive and detailed investigations.
“We are following up several lines of enquiries, including reviewing CCTV in the area.
“I would appeal for any information from anyone that might help us with our enquiries.
“If you believe you have witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area in recent days then please do call to get in touch with us.”