From Devon & Cornwall Police:
Police have issued an EvoFit image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with an assault in Westward Ho!
As part of police inquiries, investigating officers have released an EvoFit image of an individual they would like to identify.
Officers are appealing for witnesses following the attack on a lone woman who was sat on a bench on Westward Ho! Promenade, near the sea pool, during the early hours of Friday 11 November at approximately 12.20am
As part of police inquiries, investigating officers have released an EvoFit image of an individual they would like to trace.
Detective Constable Sam James said: “A man approached the victim from behind and placed his hands on her neck before she bravely fought him off and he ran away.
“His motivations are as yet unknown. We would like to speak to anyone who may have any information, been in the area at the time or may recognise the image of the suspect description.
“If the male concerned recognises himself then we would encourage him to step forward and contact police himself.”
If you witnessed the incident or have any information that could help with enquiries, please contact police via our website here or by calling 101 quoting log number 0025 of 11 November.