Woman allegedly assaulted by man in St Albans after getting out of her car at night

Police are appealing for witnesses of the incident

Police are appealing for witnesses of the incident - Credit: Archant

A woman was alledgedly assaulted by a man on Monday (17) after her car hit an object and she stopped and got out of the vehicle.

After leaving her car she was approached by a man who then allegedly assaulted her before a struggled ensued and the woman managed to run back and drive off.

Police are appealing for witnesses of the incident, which occurred between 12.15am and 1am in Coopers Green Lane in St Albans.

Det Insp Alexandra Tyrrell said: “I’d like to take this opportunity to provide some safety advice to motorists who may be travelling alone, particularly at night.

“If you do get into difficulty while driving, make sure you use your mobile phone to contact someone, do not get out of the vehicle. If you are unable to use your phone, make your way to a public place, such as a petrol station, hotel or a supermarket, or a nearby housing estate to get help.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Insp Tyrrell via the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.