A WOMAN was punched in the face several times during an unprovoked attack.

The victim, a woman in her 30s, was walking near the parade of shops in Ralphs Ride near Bracknell when she was assaulted at around 1.30am on September 29.

Investigating officers would like to speak a a taxi driver who stopped to help the injured woman.

She was punched repeatedly in the head and face by the man, causing her to suffer bruising.

When the victim managed to flee the attack the offender returned to his vehicle which was a grey Suzuki and left the scene.

The woman was then assisted by a taxi driver who stopped to help her and gave her a lift.

Thames Valley Police would like to trace the taxi driver as a potential witness, as he may have important information to help with the investigation, along with any other people who may have seen this incident.

A 32-year-old man from Leicester was arrested on suspicion of actual bodily harm and he has since been released on police bail until October 22.

Detective constable Ross Eyre, based at Windsor police station, said: “This was very distressing for the woman involved and an investigation is ongoing.

“It is believed to be an isolated incident.

“The taxi driver was a Good Samaritan who stopped to help the victim and made sure she was safe.

“We would like to speak to this man as a potential witness as he may have vital information to help with the investigation.

“I am also appealing to anyone else who may have witnessed this incident or have any information about it please contact police.”

If you have any information, please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting reference number 43180297372 or by using our online form.

Alternatively you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.