A Berkshire woman was attacked by a man in her garden while she was having a cigarette, police have said.
The 29-year-old was attacked at about 1430 BST on Monday as she was standing outside her home in Christchurch Road, Reading.
Thames Valley Police said the victim fought off the attacker and locked herself inside her flat.
Police said the woman suffered minor injuries.
The man is described as white, about 6ft 3ins (1.9m), of skinny build, with dark long hair and facial stubble. He was wearing a dark hooded jumper.