POLICE have sealed off a walkway in Eastcott following an alleged serious sexual assault.

The walkway, off Swindon Road close to the Beehive pub, has been sealed off with police tape as officers examine the area.

Swindon CID are also at the scene.

A spokesman for Wiltshire Police said: "We can confirm that we are investigating an alleged sexual assault of a 19 year old local woman.

"The assault was reported to have occurred in the early hours of this morning in an alleyway in the Eastcott road area of Swindon.

"Our enquiries are ongoing and at this stage it is inappropriate to release any further detail, however anyone who does have information should contact DI Pete Chamberlain on 101."