A WOMAN was assaulted in the early hours of Sunday as she was coming home from visiting friends.

The incident occurred on June 21 on The Avenue, Bishop's Waltham, where an unknown person jumped out and attacked the woman who was cycling with her family at 00.12am.

PCSO Sarah McCulloch said: “We are aware that this has caused some concern in the community and we are also aware of posts on local social media pages.”

An appeal has now been launched for any information or CCTV captured of the incident. Contact Hampshire Constabulary either via 101 or hampshire.police.uk quoting 44200224647 with any information.

As part of the investigation people are being advised not to post names on the message on Winchester Police’s Facebook page.

“Can we ask that you do not post names onto our thread as this may have a detrimental impact on the investigation,” added PCSO McCulloch.