POLICE have issued a new appeal for witnesses after a woman was assaulted near the town centre.

The incident happened at about 1.25am on Sunday, August 7, when the woman was walking along Pontefract Road towards Cundy Cross.

An unknown man is believed to have approached her from behind before assaulting her, causing minor injuries to her face.

The man is described as white, about 5ft 6 ins tall, of slim build, with short, cropped fair hair. He is believed to have been wearing light coloured jeans and a plain red t-shirt.

Police are keen to speak to a couple who they believe the woman and the man walked past, close to The Mount pub in Pontefract Road.

Anyone with further information should call 101 or email enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk quoting incident number 424 of 7 August 2016.