A 21-YEAR-old woman has been sexually assaulted in a park in Alderley Edge.

Police are now appealing for three men who spoke to the victim to come forwards and assist with the investigation.

In the early hours of this morning, Friday October 8, the 21-year-old woman was in The Edge Country Park when she engaged in conversation with a man.

The man is then reported to have sexually assaulted her.

Three men were walking through the park at the time and this caused the man to run away.

The victim also left the park and reported the incident to police.

As part of ongoing enquiries a 34-year-old man from Wilmslow has been arrested in connection with the incident.

He is currently in police custody being questioned by detectives.

Officers are directly appealing to the three men who were walking through the park at the time.

The men spoke to the victim and walked her to her car.

Police are appealing to the men to come forward.

Detective inspector Duncan Gouck, of Macclesfield Local Policing Unit, said: “The investigation is in its early stages and we are progressing numerous lines of enquiry.

"I want to reassure the local community that we are doing everything we can to establish the full circumstances of what has happened.

"As part of those enquiries we believe three men were in the park who spoke to the victim and may have information that could assist with the investigation.

"I would encourage them to contact police as soon as possible by calling Cheshire Constabulary on 101 and quoting IML 1102571.

"The same goes to anyone else who may have information relating to the incident."

Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.