Published: 16:19, 17 October 2021
| Updated: 17:43, 22 October 2021
A woman was left injured after she was attacked by a man as she walked home alone from a supermarket.
The victim, who is in her 40s, was travelling from the Sainsbury's in Tunbridge Wells and talking to a friend on the phone when she was approached by the assailant in Major York's Road yesterday evening.
She shouted for help during the assault, prompting members of the public to come to her aid.
DS Richard Crowhurst said: "We are making a number of inquiries and piecing together the events that led up to the assault.
"I would like to appeal to any motorists who were in the area at the time of the incident to review their dashcam footage and come forward if they have anything that may help the investigation.
"We would also like to appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward."
The woman was taken to a local hospital, where her injury was treated, following the incident at 7.35pm. She has since been discharged.
The attacker is described as being in his late teens and is said to have been wearing a dark blue baseball cap and a tracksuit.
Officers are urging anyone with information to call them on 01622 604100, quoting reference 46/207140/21, or to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.