A WOMAN was groped while she stood at a bus stop in Oxford.

The 46-year-old victim was approached by a man at the bus stop on Barton Village Road between 9pm and 9.45pm last Friday.

He touched her inappropriately, before running away in the direction of Northway when the woman reached for her phone to call for help.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following the sexual assault, with drivers in the area at the time urged to check dash-cam footage.

The attacker is described as in his early 20s, approximately 5ft 6ins tall and of slim build. 

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He was wearing a dark coloured hooded top with the hood up.

Investigating officer, PC Rebekah Routh, based at Oxford police station, said: “This was a distressing incident for the victim.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to please come forward.

“Additionally, I would urge anyone who was in the area at the time to check dash-cam footage in case it may have captured what happened."

If you have any information, call the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 43190118688, or make a report online.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.