Lincolnshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a 19-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in the area behind St Marks retail park in Lincoln.
The teenager was walking past the rear of the Maplin store and Bensons Beds on Firth Road at around 7.30pm on Tuesday, June 30, and talking to her friend on her mobile phone, when she became aware of a man watching her.
Moments later the same man approached her from behind and grabbed her arms before then sexually assaulting her.
The woman told police she screamed, at which point the attacker ran off down an alleyway between Burger King and ‘JYSK’, towards Toys R Us and possibly onto Tritton Road.
The offender is described as a white man, mid 20s, short blonde hair, and wearing a dark blue T shirt and orange coloured trousers.
Any witnesses or anyone with information should call 101 with incident reference number 437 of the June 30.