A WOMAN was slapped on the bottom by a stranger while she was out jogging in Northallerton and police are investigating.

It happened on Brompton Road at 5.15pm on Tuesday, January 5 as the woman, aged in her mid-40s, was heading in the direction of Brompton.

The suspect ran off down Byland Avenue.

He is described as around 5ft 10in tall, slim build, and was wearing a dark hooded top with the hood up, dark straight-leg trousers and a dark rucksack over his left shoulder.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: "Detailed neighbourhood enquiries, including a trawl of CCTV in the area, have so far not been able to identify the man.

"We are requesting the public’s assistance to help establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident.

"In particular, we are keen to hear from anyone who may have been in the area at the time or have any dash-cam footage of the location."

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2, and ask for Alex Wilkinson. You can also email Alex.Wilkinson@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk.

Quote the North Yorkshire Police reference number 12210004613.