POLICE have renewed their appeal for witnesses to a serious sexual assault in the town centre in August.

Between 11.30pm on Monday, August 2 and 00.05am on Tuesday, August 3, a 39-year-old Swindon woman was subjected to the serious sexual assault.

The victim has been interviewed by specially trained officers, and has undergone a forensic examination in an attempt to obtain evidence which will assist in tracing the offender.

Following interviews with the victim, police officers have established that she was approached by a man in Alfred Street, near to its junction with Manchester Road, and forced into a car.

She was driven to a nearby location, believed at this stage to be in the vicinity of Spring Gardens car park, where she suffered the attack.

The offender is described as a black man, approximately 5’ 8” tall, medium build, short black hair, and was wearing rectangular framed glasses. The car is a black or dark coloured BMW M5 or BMW M Sport.

Additionally, from the CCTV footage, officers have also been able to establish that there were other vehicles using the road at this time and the occupants of those vehicles may have seen something.

Detective Inspector Andy Bridge, stationed at Gablecross, wants to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the offence, and who has not yet spoken to the police; anyone who has knowledge of the owner of any black or dark coloured BMW M5 or BMW M sports car and the owner of the car featured in the CCTV footage, or the male driver of that car.

To contact either him or Det Sgt Don Pocock ring 0845 408 7000 or anonymous information may be left at Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.