A FEMALE dog walker was pushed to the ground during an unprovoked attack, which police believe could be linked to a string of terrifying attempted sexual assaults.

The victim, a woman in her 50s, was approached in Sandford Park, Woodley, at around 6.05pm, by a man who was jogging in the park on Monday.

She was pushed from behind, causing her to fall to the floor and she required medical assistance.

The unknown offender then fled the scene. He is described as a black man who was wearing dark clothing.

Investigating officer, detective chief inspector Matt Stone, of Reading Force CID, said: "We are investigating this assault, and are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed it or who has any information relating to it.

"At this time, we are keeping an open mind as to whether this incident is linked to a recent sexual assault in Winnersh.

"If you have any details which you think could help our investigation, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101."

At 5.55pm on November 2, a 36-year-old female dog walker was pulled to the ground in a Winnersh park.

The offender attempted to remove her clothes before the dog scared off the attacker.

A 25-year-old woman was walking in Coopers Hill Bracknell and managed to fight off her attacker just hours after the incident in Winnersh.

Chief inspector Sarah Grahame, deputy LPA commander for Bracknell and Wokingham said: "Members of the public may be concerned about this incident, but I would like to reassure them that we have begun a full investigation and enquiries are taking place.

"Because of this, you may see an increased number of officers in the area. If you have any questions, please feel free to approach them, and if you have any information relating to this incident, please call 101."

If you have any information relating to this case, call 101 quoting reference '43170338107', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.