A woman was the victim of a sexual assault near to a hotel in Northampton town centre.
The woman was asked by a man for directions to the Ibis hotel and he then made unwanted sexual advances towards her and tried to kiss her.
The victim tried to phone her friend for help but the man broke her mobile phone. She then tried to stop a white van passing by to ask for help but due to a language barrier they did not understand what she was saying.
She eventually managed to get away when her friend turned up. The assault took place shortly before 6.30am on Sunday, August 4.
Police would like to speak to anyone who may have seen the incident or been approached by the victim. The victim is described as a blonde woman in her early forties.
The offender is described as a white man, aged 19, of slim build, with short clean cut hair. He was wearing a light coloured T-shirt, jeans and a small pea sized blue earring in his left ear.
Witnesses to this incident, or anyone with information, can call Northamptonshire Police on 101 - alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.