A MAN met his match when he tried to punch a woman in a Taunton park in broad daylight.

He rode off on a bike after the victim, who is in her 20s, successfully repelled his attack.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault in Victoria Park.

The man approached the woman at around 2.30pm on Tuesday, June 29.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson said: "The man tried to punch the woman but she blocked both attempts with her arm and was uninjured.

"He then rode off on a blue mountain bike."

The man is described as white, aged in his mid-20s, around 5ft 10ins tall, with short dark hair.

He was wearing a white hoodie with the hood up, black tracksuit bottoms and black bag across his chest.

He was also wearing a black face mask.

Officers believe it was an isolated incident.

If you saw what happened, call police on 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5221145513.