POLICE are appealing for witnesses following two sexual assaults in Burnham and Bridgwater.

Both incidents occurred on Thursday, June 28, and are possibly connected.

The first incident happened at 2.30pm in Frank Foley Parkway, Burnham.

The victim, a woman, was approached by an Asian man who is described as aged between 20 and 30 years old and of a stocky build.

The man approached her, engaged her in conversation and then sexually assaulted her.

The second incident happened at 5.50pm, in Chedzoy Lane, Bridgwater.

A woman was approached by a man of similar description.

He asked the woman to get into his car.

When she declined he grabbed her and sexually assaulted.

Officers investigating these incidents are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard either of these assaults occur, particularly the woman driver of a red or maroon estate vehicle which dropped a young woman back to her home address in the Chedzoy area.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800-555111.