A woman in her 60s was pushed into bushes and sexually assaulted by a man in Eltham on Sunday.

Police are now appealing for information and witnesses who saw the incident, or who witnessed the male suspect flee the scene, to come forward.

The disturbing incident took place in Eltam, south east London, at around 7:20pm on Sunday, May 16.

Met Police said the woman, aged in her 60s, was walking in a park just off Glenesk Road, SE9, when she was approached by an unknown by male.

The man pushed her into some bushes and sexually assaulted her.

As the she shouted at him, the male punched the victim in the face, and then ran off.

Police said the suspect then got into a black 4x4 type vehicle and drove off.

Glenesk Road in Eltham, south east London.

Glenesk Road in Eltham, south east London.

There have been no arrests; enquiries continue.

The suspect is described as aged between 20-40 years old, of muscular but slim build and wearing all black clothing including a jacket, hoody, trousers and trainers.

Detective Sergeant Dupe Mfon from the South East Public Protection Team said: “I would appeal to anyone who was in the area and saw this incident, or witnessed the man fleeing the scene, to contact police.

"Any information you have could prove vital to us in identifying and apprehending this dangerous individual.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or tweet @MetCC and quote CAD6296/16May. Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.