A WOMAN was sexually assaulted in the middle of the day as she offered to help a lost man at the Burghfield Box Car Rally. 

At 4.30pm on Sunday June 24, a 59-year-old woman approached a man who she saw speaking to himself in the road in a foreign language. 

She tried to help him, and he sexually assaulted her by touching her inappropriately. 

The offender was wearing a black t-shirt with the word "Joker" on the front, black shorts with three stripes, black socks and white trainers. 

He is described as being a dark tanned male, approximately 5ft 9in to 5ft 10in tall, of a medium build and in his late 20's to early 30's.

Investigating officer PC Louise Schofield, based at Newbury police station, said: “I am hoping that someone will recognise the man described, or will have witnessed the incident.

“It was a very busy area at the time and I am appealing to anyone who saw this happen, has any information about what happened or who believes they may know the offender, to contact 101, quoting reference number 43180191897.

“You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."