Ottawa police are looking for a suspect following a reported sexual assault in a Barrhaven neighbourhood.

Police said just after 10:30 p.m. Friday a woman said she was attacked near the intersection of Woodroffe Avenue and Deerfox Drive.

A man approached the woman who was walking in the area, started a conversation and sexually assaulted her a short time later, police said.

Police describe the man as white, in his early 20s, with a slim build, standing between five feet 10 inches and six feet tall, English speaking with dark hair that has blonde streaks.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ottawa police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5944.