Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Nonsuch Park in Ewell on Sunday (September 5).

Surrey Police, now investigating reports of the attack, said that it took place on Sunday evening as the woman who was targeted was running through the park.

In a wooded area of Nonsuch Park, around 7pm, a unknown man attacked her.

Police offered a description of the suspect as part of their appeal:

"The suspect is described as a white male, between 20-40 years of age, wearing a dark hoody," a spokesperson said.

Detective Chief Inspector Charlotte Rimmer, who is leading the investigation, added:

"A full and thorough investigation is underway and we are making a number of enquiries. I would like to reassure the local community that we are doing everything we can to establish what has happened and identify the suspect."

The attack is the latest in a number of reports of sexual assaults by men targeting women in Epsom.

A man exposed himself to a woman on Station Approach in Epsom on August 31, with a similar incident reported just days before (August 25) on Roy Richmond Lane

Meanwhile, a man who grabbed and dragged a woman on Epsom Common on June 30 was recently charged by police with breaching his Sexual Risk Order.

Following a number of such incidents this year, in particular the murder of Sarah Everard, the Reclaim These Streets social movement was founded to pressure authorities to do more to combat violence against women and promote their safety in the community.

Click here for more information about Reclaim These Streets.

Anyone who was in the Nonsuch Park area at the time on Sunday, August 5 and saw anything suspicious is asked to contact Surrey Police "straight away", quoting crime reference number PR/45210093928 via https://mipp.police.uk/operation/4519Z99-PO1

If you do not wish to leave your name, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.