A YOUNG woman has been sexually assaulted in Torquay, while carrying a toddler.
The woman, in her 20s, was attacked by a stranger as she was returning from shops, carrying a young boy in her arms.
It happened at about 10.30pm on Easter Monday, April 9, as the woman was returning from the Tesco Express on Lymington Road.
Detectives are now trying to trace two witnesses who walked passed the scene of the sexual assault but did not intervene.
The attack happened on the junction of Coombe Lane, near Cuthbert Mayne School, opposite Trumlands Road in Torquay.
Police say the attack was a sexual assault.
Afterwards the victim was undergoing medical tests.
Dc Steve Fleetwood, who is appealing for witnesses, said: "The young woman was walking back home with a small child in her arms.
"A man approached her and spoke to her before the assault, which happened while she still had the child in her arms."
The victim has identified two possible members of the public who walked past at the time of the incident but cannot recall any descriptions.
Police are asking those two people to come forward to help with their investigation.
The victim was wearing a dark blue jacket and leggings.
After the attack, the man continued to follow the woman and child.
A 29-year-old man was arrested in connection with the assault and released on bail until July 5.
Anybody with information can ring Dc Fleetwood on the Devon and Cornwall non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference number FT12/2633 of April 9 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or on the website www.crimestoppers-uk.org