A woman is recovering after a man attacked and tried to sexually assault her.
The woman, in her twenties, was targeted as she walked along a footpath near Hastings Road, off Humberstone Road, near Leicester city centre.
The man approached the woman from behind and hit her in the back, causing her to fall to the ground.
She struggled with the man who then hit her in the face.
Police said the man tried to indecently assault the woman before he suddenly ran away.
The attack happened between 9.20pm and 9.35pm on Sunday, June 23. Police released details yesterday.
Detective Constable Joanna Brown said: "We have been informed of a man of a similar description seen in the nearby Overton Road area an hour earlier acting suspiciously. We would urge anyone who has any information to get in touch."
The man is Asian, in his late thirties to early forties and of large build. He has pock-marked skin and black teeth and wore dark clothing.
Call Det Con Brown on 101.