THREE men shouted homophobic abuse at a woman before they chased and assaulted her.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the incident on Lyde Road in Yeovil at around 1am on May 24.

The victim was found by police officers and taken to hospital for treatment to her cuts and bruises.

"The woman was walking along Lyde Road towards the Pen Mill trading estate when three men shouted homophobic abuse at her," said a spokesperson for Avon and Somerset Police.

"They chased her into Vale Road where she was assaulted and lost consciousness.

"When she came round she called a friend who alerted police.

"She has not yet been able to give officers a full statement.

"House-to-house and CCTV enquiries are underway."

If you saw the incident or have any dashcam footage, call 101 with reference 5221113452.

Alternatively ring the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111