Police are appealing for information after a “distressed” woman was found in the Mornington Meadows area of Caerphilly town in the early hours of Saturday.
Gwent Police has not ruled out that the woman may have been a victim of a sexual assault.
In the early hours of Saturday, May 20, between 12.45am and 1.10am, Gwent Police said it received reports of a distressed woman in the Mornington Meadows area, specifically the Dol Fran and Pen-Y-Cae streets.
Police said the woman may have been in the area from about 10pm on Friday, May 19.
The woman is described as white, around 30-years-old, with long, straight, brown hair. She was wearing a black cardigan/top, pink miniskirt, black leggings and long black boots. She was carrying a large black leatherette bag, the size of a holdall with a metal and leather shoulder strap. The bag contained her keys, with a fob, and her black leather purse containing cash and her driving licence.
A police spokeswoman said: “The woman is safe and is working with our officers to establish the events surrounding this.
“Did you see or hear this woman in the area? “Did you see or hear anything else that you consider unusual?
“The woman is missing her holdall and contents, together with items of her clothing – the pink miniskirt, black cardigan and a black bra. Have you noticed any of the above items, either the clothes or the belongings in the area?
“If you have answered ‘Yes’ to any of the above questions, please call us on 101, quoting log 39 20/5/17 as you may hold vital information.”
When asked by Caerphilly Observer if the investigation was being treated as a potential sexual assault, the Gwent Police spokeswoman added: “As we are still investigating the circumstances surrounding this, we are unable to confirm that at the moment.”