Shediac suspect

Shediac RCMP released this sketch Thursday of a suspect they believe sexually assaulted a woman outside the Shediac Festival Arena in July 2012. (Courtesy RCMP)

RCMP in New Brunswick have released a sketch of a suspect in the sexual assault of a woman outside the Shediac Festival Arena nearly a year and half ago.

Shediac RCMP say the assault happened shortly after midnight on July 22, 2012, during an outdoor concert by the band 1755.

Police are trying to identify the suspect and are asking for help from the public.

Police say the man is described as white, with a heavy build, and between 40 and 50 years old. He is short, had salt-and- pepper hair and is balding. He was wearing glasses with square frames, a grey T-shirt and jeans.

Anyone who can identify him, or has information on the crime, is urged to call Shediac RCMP at 506-533-5151, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or make contact online at www.crimenb.ca.