POLICE have released an e-fit image in connection with the assault of a female dog walker near Basingstoke last month.

The incident happened on March 13 at around 8.30pm.

A 25-year-old woman was out walking her dog in the St James Park estate, in Tadley, on the footpath that runs behind The Bramley Inn.

She was grabbed by a man from behind, and suffered scratches to her neck and chest.

Her dog bit the attacker and he fled.

Investigations have been ongoing, and officers have now released an e-fit of a man in the hope that somebody may recognise someone from it.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Anyone who may be able to help is urged to call 101 quoting the crime reference number 44200095863.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.