WILTSHIRE Police are appealing for witnesses following an alleged vehicle break in and assault.

The incident took place in Gooch Street, at approximately 8.30pm on December 27. A man was seen breaking into a Lexus vehicle parked on the street.

The man is described as white, of a stocky build, wearing grey tracksuit bottoms and matching top with a black puffa style jacket over the top. He was then chased down the road towards the junction with County Road and Station Road close to the Swindon Car and Van Centre. It is alleged he was then assaulted by another man.

Wiltshire Police are appealing to anyone who was in this area of Swindon at this time and may have witnessed the incident. In particular, officers would like to speak to a woman in a grey taxi which pulled up during the assault.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.