A WOMAN in her sixties was assaulted and touched inappropriately by a young man asking her for directions.

Police are investigating the assault which happened near the Kursaal estate and have now issued CCTV of a man they wish to identify and question.

After the woman helped the young man he assaulted her by touching her breast.

The man police are trying to identify to question is described as having a ‘skater’ appearance.

He is white, aged in his late teens to early twenties, average to stocky build with a local accent. He was wearing a dark top with his sleeves rolled up and khaki knee-length shorts at the time of the assault, at about 10pm on Wednesday July 16.

Anyone who recognises the man can call PC Ian Flynn at Southend police station on 101.