GWENT Police are appealing for information after a 29-year-old woman was forced into a car and sexually assaulted.

A spokeswoman for Gwent Police said: "At approximately 8.25pm yesterday (Tuesday, October 3),  a 29-year-old woman was forced into the car of a man who was known to her outside of the Spar shop in Caerleon Road in Newport.

"She was driven to a nearby house where she was allegedly sexually assaulted.

"The woman is safe and is receiving specialist support."

Officers are particularly keen to speak to a lady who went into the Spar shop to ask staff to call the police, as they believe she could be a vital witness.

If you were in the area and saw what happened, please contact police on 101 quoting log 487 3/10/17.