Ottawa police are investigating a weekend sexual assault on Chapel Street just north of Laurier Avenue East in Sandy Hill.

Police said a young woman was approached by a man at approximately 3:40 a.m. on Oct. 27.

Police said the man initiated a conversation and then touched the woman inappropriately.

The victim struck the man and he fled the area. She suffered no injuries.

Police describe the suspect as a black man, in his early 20s, clean shaven with short hair and a medium build. He was well-dressed and wearing jeans. He also spoke with an English accent.

The man was possibly intoxicated at the time of the alleged assault, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Section at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944.