POLICE have issued CCTV images of a man they want to identify after a woman was sexually assaulted in Bournemouth town centre.

The young woman was reportedly kissed on the neck and cheek a number of times after she was approached by an unknown man.

Police said the woman pushed the man off and left the area.

The incident happened when the woman was walking in the area of Horseshoe Common toward Madeira Road at around 12.40am on Tuesday, October 31.

Police Constable Oliver Duell, of Bournemouth police, said: “Our enquiries are continuing into this incident and I have now obtained CCTV images of a man I would like to speak to.

“I would ask anyone who recognises him to please contact Dorset Police.”

Anyone with information can contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting occurrence number 55230172536.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.