Do you recognise this man? Police appeal after woman punched in taxi in Colchester

Police want to speak to this man in connection with an assault in Colchester. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

Police want to speak to this man in connection with an assault in Colchester. Picture: ESSEX POLICE - Credit: Essex Police

Essex Police have released a photo of a man they want to speak to after an assault in Colchester.

A 23-year-old woman from Colchester was punched in the face while travelling in a taxi in Boadicea Way at 4am on May 21 earlier this year.

Anyone who recognises the man pictured in the appeal are urged to call Essex Police on 101.

The force said in a statement: “Police want to speak to this man in connection with an assault in Colchester.

“A 23-year-old woman from Colchester was punched in the face while travelling in a taxi in Boadicea Way at 4am on May 21.

“Officers are now in a position to release a picture of a man they want to identify.

“Anyone who recognises him is asked to contact Pc Sabrina Howard at Colchester Police Station on 101.

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“Alternatively, contact independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or www.crimestoppers-uk.org.”