Police in Barry investigating an assault on a 41-year-old woman are appealing for a man, who gave her a lift in his car, to come forward.
The woman had been socialising with friends in the Park Crescent area of the town on Thursday, April 13.
She was then found in Winston Road the following morning in a distressed state and taken by ambulance to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
It is believed a man driving a silver Lexus offered her a lift during the course of the night and drove her possibly to the Cold Knap car park.
He is described as white, aged 50 to 60 years of age, with white hair, a reddish complexion and was wearing orange workmen style trousers.
Detective Sergeant Chris Warner from Barry CID said: “We have been trying to piece together the victim’s movements between Thursday, April 13 and Friday, April 14.
“Key to establishing the circumstances of the incident is identifying and speaking to the driver of a silver Lexus who we believe gave the woman in lift sometime during this period.
“We are appealing for anyone with information to please come forward.”
The driver of the silver Lexus or anyone who may have seen this car is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number 1700141208.