POLICE are searching for a man with 'distinctive' octopus shoulder tattoo following an attack on a woman in Woore on Saturday.

The incident happened in a park area in Audlem Road in Woore in the early hours of Saturday, September 12 at around 12.30am to 1am.

A 26-year-old woman was approached by a man who attacked and raped her.

He is described as white, late 20s/early 30s, 6ft tall with short dark hair, described as messy. He had dark stubble with an octopus tattoo on his right shoulder with tentacles coming up the neck.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and police are appealing for witnesses.

West Mercia Police detective chief inspector Steve Cook, said an investigation has been launched.

"An investigation has been launched into this incident and we're appealing for help from members of the public as our enquiries continue," he said.

"The offender is described as having quite a distinctive tattoo, an octopus on his right shoulder with tentacles coming up the neck.

"If anyone recognises the description and think they know who the man may be then we would urge them to get in contact with us."

Additional officers are in the area to both carry out enquiries into the incident and offer reassurance.

Any witnesses should ring West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 0033_I_12092020 or information can be reported online at www.westmercia.police.uk under the Tell Us About section.

Alternatively, information can be passed to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.