Officers in Matlock are appealing for information about an alleged assault in the town.
The incident took place on Bank Road at around 12.35pm on Sunday, December 27, where a woman was allegedly pulled into an alleyway and assaulted.
Derbyshire police said a 41-year-old local woman was walking along Bank Road
A spokesperson added: "At around 12.35pm on Sunday December 27 a 41-year-old local woman was walking up Bank Road when she was approached by a man who reportedly pulled her into an alleyway near the junction with Smedley Street and assaulted her.
"She was uninjured but shaken."
The victim described her attacker as being white, about five feet tall and wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie and has a tattoo on the back of one of his hands.
Officers who are investigating the allegation believe there would have been several people on Bank Road at the time and are appealing to anyone who was in the area to contact them, even if they didn't see anything suspicious.
Anyone who can help the police investigation should contact DC Jamie Farrell on 101, quoting crime number 55824/15.