A WOMAN was sexually assaulted as she walked in Stretford.

At around 11.30pm on May 1, the 25-year-old was walking on Edge Lane, from the tram stop to the footpath outside Longford Park, when she was grabbed from behind and pushed against a tree.

The man sexually assaulted her and threatened the woman before she screamed and he walked off.

PC Chere Crosthwaite said: “Unfortunately, the only description we have of the offender is he was wearing long sleeves.

“ I would appeal to anyone who may have either seen the assault, heard the victim scream or witnessed the man leaving the scene, to contact police as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 0161 856 7655 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.