A woman has been sexually assaulted near Sainsbury’s in Stroud.
The incident took place on the B4066 Dudbridge Road at around midday.
The offender was described as being a white man of a slim build who was wearing dark clothing.
Police are appealing for information and a scene guard is currently in place.
Investigating officers are keen to hear from anyone who walked or travelled along the stretch of road and may have information on what happened.
Police are are also appealing to motorists who have dashcam footage which may be relevant.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Gloucestershire Constabulary through the website, quoting incident 201 of 22 July: gloucestershire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/a-crime-that-has-already-been-reported/
You can also call police on 101 or give information anonymously to the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org