POLICE are appealing for witnesses and information following an assault on a 16-year-old girl in Yeovil.

The incident occurred on Tuesday (June 12) at around 8pm.

The victim was walking onto the footpath from Roping Road when she was assaulted by a man who punched her in the face.

The offender is described as white and aged around 50. He was wearing a grey hooded coat and white trainers.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.