Woman leaving Hamilton public toilets groped

POLICE are investigating a sexual assault near Hamilton public toilets on Saturday night.

Investigators have been told a woman was approached by an unknown man as she left a public toilet on Hamilton’s Lonsdale Street just after 6pm.

The man sexually assaulted her before she managed to push him away and call out to a nearby friend.

The male ran off and was chased for a short time by the victim’s friend.

The offender is described as being 185cm tall, aged in his late teens, medium build and with brown wavy hair.

He was wearing a black hooded top with white writing on the chest and grey track pants.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.