Renewed appeal following sexual assault in Doncaster

Detectives investigating the reported sexual assault of a 20-year-old woman in Doncaster have issued a renewed appeal for information, as enquiries continue to identify the man shown in CCTV footage.

Thursday, 6th September 2018, 3:44 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th September 2018, 3:46 pm
Police are working to identify the man in the CCTV

At around 1am on the morning of Sunday August 26, police received reports that the young woman had been sexually assaulted by an unknown man in an area close to the North Bridge, near the Halfords Autocentre.   Detective Inspector Anna Sedgwick, from Doncaster CID, is urging anyone with information to come forward.  She said: 'This was a nasty attack on a young, vulnerable woman who was followed by a stranger as she made her way home from Doncaster town centre. 


Police are working to identify the man in the CCTV

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'The suspect, who we believe lives locally, is thought to have been standing near to Dixy Chicken, on Silver Street, before he reportedly began following the woman at a distance.  'As she approached a more secluded area close to the North Bridge, Marshgate, he sexually assaulted her. Thankfully, a member of the public saw what was happening and ran towards them. This spooked the suspect and he ran off towards HMP Marshgate. 'From reviewing CCTV footage in the area, we identified this man who we are keen to speak to. He is described as being in his 30s, between 5ft 6ins tall, with a clean-shaven bald head. 



Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire police on 101 quoting Operation Spacia or incident number 60 of August 26.


You can also speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. The 39-year-old man arrested yesterday has been released under investigation pending further enquiries.