Police are investigating after a woman suffered a frightening assault in Walton on Sunday (July 28).

A statement released by Surrey Police Friday revealed further details of the assault, which reportedly involved three men targeting a lone woman in her twenties.

"We’re appealing for witnesses after a woman in her twenties was assaulted on New Zealand Avenue in Walton-on-Thames on Sunday evening (28 July).

"At some point between 7.20pm and 7.45pm she was approached by three men she did not know close to Walton Bridge.

"One man grabbed her from behind around her waist and a second man slightly lifted her skirt.

"The woman struggled free and ran home, she was not hurt," a spokesperson for Surrey Police said.

Police also offered details of the descriptions of the men they were currently working with for the investigation.

"She described the first man as:

  • Black,
  • Aged in his early twenties.
  • Around 6ft tall.
  • He was wearing a black baseball cap, a grey Nike tracksuit, and white trainers.

She described the second man as:

  • White.
  • Aged in his early twenties.
  • Around 6ft tall.
  • He had short dark hair.
  • He was wearing a white t-shirt and black tracksuit trousers.

She described the third man as:

  • White.
  • Aged in his early twenties.
  • Around 6ft tall.
  • He was wearing a white baseball cap, a white collared top, and dark coloured jeans."

Investigating officer PC Laura Ogilvie urged anyone who might have information about the assault to come forward.

"We need your help to identify these three men. Did you see them around Walton Bridge on Sunday evening?

"Thankfully the victim was not hurt and we have not received any other similar reports in the area. Please call us if you can help," PC Ogilvie said.

If you saw what happened or know who the three men are you can call police on 101, quoting reference number PR/45190079405.

Alternatively, you can use the online reporting system https://www.surrey.police.uk/ro/report/ocr/af/how-to-report-a-crime/ and enter the reference number in the ‘Incident Details’ section.

You can also give information, 100 per cent anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111; or through their anonymous online form: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/