Police are investigating after a dog walker was assaulted in Hastings when someone grabbed her from behind and attempted to drag her to the floor.

The woman in her 40s was walking her dog in Speckled Wood at around 4.20pm on Friday (January, 19) when it happened.

The suspect has been described as a man in his 40s, 5’10” tall, olive skinned, and of a skinny build with face stubble.

He was wearing a black hat, jacket, wellies and gloves and dark blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to report it online here, quoting reference number 799 of 19/01.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.