Police sought the public’s help Tuesday in identifying a man who sexually assaulted a female victim on an Encino-area hiking trail.

The assault occurred around noon Nov. 21 in the 17000 block of Mulholland Drive, where the victim was hiking on a local trail, according to the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

The assailant approached from behind, forced her to a secluded area and sexually assaulted her, police said.

The suspect was described as a 30-year-old man with a two-inch scar on his right forearm.

The LAPD reminded the public to hike in pairs, carry a cell phone in case of an emergency and to always be aware of surroundings.

Anyone with information on the attack was encouraged to contact Detective Joseph Hampton at 36817@lapd.online or by phone at 818-374-7717. Anonymous tips can be made by calling 800-222-8477.

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