POLICE officers investigating an alleged assault in Barry are appealing for a woman who may be able to assist with the investigation to come forward.

South Wales Police would like to speak to the potential witness who may have seen an assault take place in the wooded area off Coldbrook Road East, sometime around the end of April.

A man reported to police on May 16, that while walking through the wooded area near to the corner shop in Coldbrook Road East, he was assaulted by three men sometime in the evening.

A woman, believed to have brown hair, is said to have been walking in the area at the time and may have witnessed the assault.

If you are that witness or have any information which could assist officers, you can call 101 quoting reference 1900175301, or alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.