OFFICERS have released an efit of a man they want to trace following a sex attack in Southampton.

At 8.30am on Sunday, January 19, a woman aged in her early 20s was approached by an unknown man while she was out running along a path next to Cemetery Road near Southampton Common.

The man indecently assaulted the woman before she was able to run off and seek help from a passer-by.

The suspect was described as being white, about 5ft 10-11 tall of average build and aged in his mid-30s.

He had short brown hair and stubble. He was wearing a baggy navy blue jumper with a white sports logo in the middle and navy blue trousers.

Officers would like to hear from anyone who recognises the man.

Anyone with information should contact police at Bitterne on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.