Police are appealing for information following a report of a sexual assault in Neville Road, Bognor Regis, around 10pm on Wednesday, May 4.
The victim was approached by a man who grabbed her with both hands and attempted to bring her to the ground.
He ran off after the woman screamed and as a result of the attack the victim sustained bruising.
The suspect is described as white, 5’10” tall, slim, and was wearing a black beanie style hat.
Lead Investigator for the case Melanie Edwards from Coastal CID said: “This would have been distressing for the victim, everyone should feel safe while walking the streets. I would be keen to reassure people this is an isolated incident in Bognor.”
Anyone who saw a man run off in the vicinity of the assault or heard the woman’s scream is asked to report it to police online or call 101 quoting serial number 1060 of 10/05.