POLICE are appealing for information after a young Hampshire woman was punched in the face several times.

The 26-year-old victim was walking in an alleyway near Rosemary Lane, Blackwater between 11.10pm and 11.20pm yesterday when a man approached her and assaulted her.

The man ran off and the woman was taken to Frimley Park Hospital having sustained minor injuries.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently in police custody.

But police are appealing for anyone with information to call 101, quoting 44170147790.

In particular, they would like to speak to the driver of a car in Rosemary Lane at around this time who may have seen what happened.