A MAN is still being hunted in Chard one week after a vicious assault put a woman in hospital.

Police have released an e-fit of of a man who was seen running from Chard resevoir after the incident last Friday (August 4).

Officers have been out talking to dog walkers and passers-by in Chard today, one week after a woman in her mid-40s was left in a critical condition with serious head injuries.

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset police said: "We are renewing our appeal for witnesses and information about the incident which happened near to the reservoir off Chaffcombe Road.

"We are re-issuing this e-fit of a man we would like to talk to, who was seen by witnesses nearby.

"The woman was walking her dog near to a stream and a bridge and at about 4pm other dog walkers in the area heard a scream, before the woman stumbled towards people with serious head injuries.

"We have still been unable to identify a man seen running away from the area. He is described as a white man, about 20-years-old, 6ft tall, medium build with a protruding stomach.

"His face was round, very red, and he had blonde hair with a side fringe that went partially across his left eye.

"He was wearing a black hoodie and black trousers."

The woman was rushed to Southmeads Hospital in Bristol for treatment of her serious head injuries, and is now in a stable condition.

Anyone with information should call 101 and ask to speak to DI Angela Burtonwood in Yeovil Investigations quoting reference number 5217178432.

Alternatively you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.