Police have launched an investigation following an allegation of sexual assault in Barnstaple.

The incident is alleged to have taken place in the area of Newport Road and Hollowtree Road between 8.45 - 9.15pm on Friday, October 26.

It is alleged that a woman was sexually assaulted during this time.

Police have arrested a 36-year-old man in connection to this incident and he has since been released on police bail until November 21 pending further enquiries.

Police are appealing for witnesses and would like to hear from anyone who was walking in the area during this time, or any road users who may have dash cam footage that could assist.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101@dc.police.uk or call 101, quoting crime reference CR/088254/18.