THE hunt is on for a man who attempted to rape a woman in Winnersh.

At about 5.55pm on Thursday in the park behind Dunstans Drive, a man approached a 36-year-old dog walking woman.

He grabbed her, pulled her to the ground and attempted to remove her clothes before the victim's dog chased the offender away. 

Now police have released an e-fit of the man in the hope witnesses will come forward.

The offender is described as having tanned skin, dark hair and is clean shaven. He may be aged in his thirties and is about 5ft 7ins tall.

He was wearing a black hooded top and black or navy jogging bottoms.

Officers are continuing to investigate whether the incident is linked to a sexual assault which occurred in Coopers Hill, Bracknell at about 1am the following day.

In that incidence a 25-year-old woman was grabbed by a man who attempted to remove her clothing before she managed to get away from him.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Jon Groenen, of Newbury Force CID, said: "I would like to speak to anyone who recognises the man show in the image, or anyone who has any information which could help us to identify him.

"We are continuing to investigate both incidents and the possibility that they could be linked.

"If you have any information which you think could help our investigation, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101."

Earlier police arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with the incident in Winnersh. He has been released with no further action and eliminated from enquiries.

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '43170326651', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.