Cleveland Police have issued an urgent appeal following a serious sexual assault in Redcar.

The air-support unit and ground officers are hunting an unknown male following a serious sexual assault.

The woman was sexually assaulted by an unknown man on Coatham Marsh near to York Road in Redcar at around 7:45pm this evening.

The man is described as ‘scruffy’ around 6ft tall, skinny build, wearing a green sports style jacket/jumper and had his trousers tucked into his socks.

Officers are conducting enquiries in the area and are asking people to be vigilant. Anyone with information or who knows the man described is asked to call police on the non-emergency number 101.