South Yorkshire man accused of attempted rape

A South Yorkshire man has been accused of attempted rape, escaping lawful custody and assaulting a police officer.

Tuesday, 3rd January 2017, 1:27 pm
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 12:01 pm
A man has been charged with attempted rape
A man has been charged with attempted rape

Thomas Gariffit, aged 22, of Whitfield Gardens, Woodsetts, is also accused of assaulting a female by sexual penetration, assault and dangerous driving.

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Police were called to the Lakeside area of Doncaster on Saturday, December 24, following reports of an assault.

There was then a police pursuit in which a car crashed into a stationary vehicle on Sandford Road.

Gariffit has been remanded in custody to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on January 24.