POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a sexual assault.
The incident happened between 6.30pm and 6.50pm on Monday January 31 as a 23-year-old woman was walking home up an alleyway next to Castle Carpets on Main Street in Shirebrook.
Police said that as the victim got to a dark stretch of the alley, someone came up behind her, grabbed her and sexually assaulted her. She kicked out at her assailant then ran home.
The suspect was wearing a dark coloured woolly hat with ear flaps, a dark coat and gloves.
Anyone with information should call police on 0345 123 3333 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.