A YOUNG woman was pulled into an East Oxford alleyway and sexually assaulted by a man wearing a single black leather glove.

The 20-year-old woman was attacked in Cowley Road at about 9pm on Monday but Thames Valley Police only released the details yesterday. Detectives said the victim was grabbed by the waist and pulled in the alleyway opposite Marsh Road. She was sexually assaulted before she managed to escape.

Her attacker is described as black, in his 20s or 30s, slim, with short hair, and about 5ft 5ins tall.

He was said to be wearing white shoes, the black leather glove and a dark long-sleeved shirt at the time of the assault.

Police are appealing for anyone with information about the suspect or the incident to get in contact with them.

Anyone with any information should contact Dc Richard Allmond via the Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

Anyone who does not want to speak to the police directly is asked to contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org