A WOMAN was sexually assaulted in Stourbridge as she walked home from work in the early hours of this morning (June 9).

The woman was grabbed by a man, forced onto a grass verge and assaulted in Norton Road, near the BP petrol station and Mary Stevens Park, at around 3.15am this morning.

Police have described the attacker as a white male with a bald head, believed to be in his 30s.

Police say the woman fought back and the attacker fled in a black hatchback car.

Sergeant Stuart Platt from the force’s Public Protection Unit said the victim has provided a good description of the man and the car – and is urging anyone who believes they may know the offender to get in touch.

He said: “The woman was near an alleyway, just past the BP garage, when she was grabbed and forced onto a grass verge.

“She’s told us the car had distinctive alloy wheels, tinted windows and a loud exhaust.

“If anyone knows a white man, with a bald head, who has access to a black hatchback car matching that description, then I would ask them to make contact.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Midlands Police via Live Chat at WMP Online or call 101 and quote crime number 20DY/136095N/19.

Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111; callers won’t be asked for their names and calls cannot be traced.