Police are seeking witnesses who may have seen an assault on a woman at Smith Cove in the early hours of Sunday, Nov. 18. A 31-year-old man was taken into custody on suspicion of the assault.

Officers were dispatched to the beach on Sunday morning, where it was reported that a man had become physically aggressive to the woman and prevented her from leaving. Police said a struggle ensued, during which the man struck the woman in the face.

Other people at the beach called police, but the man had left the area in a vehicle by the time officers arrived.

Police subsequently located the man, who lives in George Town.

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service is appealing for anyone who was at Smith Cove between the hours of 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. on Monday, who may have witnessed the incident, to come forward.

Anyone with any information can contact George Town CID at 949-4222. Anonymous tips can also be provided via the RCIPS Confidential Tip Line at 949-7777, via the RCIPS website, or via the Miami-based Crime Stoppers on 800-8477(TIPS).