an over-amorous Dearne man let his spring-time fancy for a young woman go a little too far....
The man’s attempts to chat up a Goldthorpe woman on a main road in the town, and her protestations, quickly led to rumours of rape.
Tasking officer Allan Sneddon of the Dearne SNT said it was an innocent episode when the man concerned had been a tad too enthusiastic.
“He wolf-whistled then launched himself at the lady in her mid-twenties who wasn’t that impressed,” said Mr Sneddon. “She made no official complaint but thanks to Facebook rumours we were soon having calls from people about a mad rapist in the town. It was all rumour.”