E-fits released following Doncaster park sexual assault

Date published: 17 April 2018 11:22
Dated: 16 April 2018 13:56:36

Detectives investigating the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in Doncaster have released two e-fit images of a man they need to identify.

The girl is said to have been walking through Hexthorpe Park, close to the gates of the bike track, at around 3.20pm on Wednesday 11 April, when a man approached her, asking for the time.

The man is then said to have grabbed the girl, sexually assaulting her before leaving in the direction of Oswin Avenue.

The girl continues to be supported by officers and has worked with them to produce an e-fit image of the man.

Both e-fit images are of the same man, one produced by the victim and the second by a witness, who claims to have seen the man on the road outside of the park prior to the incident occurring.

Detective Constable Mark Jones, leading the investigation, said: “I’d like to ask anyone who recognises this man, or thinks they know who he could be, to get in touch with us.

“This investigation is an absolute priority for us and since Wednesday we’ve conducted numerous house to house enquiries, spoken to potential witnesses and increased our patrols in the area.

“Since the incident was reported to us, a number of people have reported seeing the man walking in the area.

“This includes a woman who was walking her dog through the park at around 12pm on Saturday 14 April. The man is said to have followed her closely as she walked through the park before he left towards the bandstand when a family approached.

"The man never spoke to the woman or came in to physical contact with her but we do believe it to be the same man who assaulted the girl last week.

“He is described as being 18-20-years-old and is said to have been wearing black shoes, blue jeans and a dark coat.

“Local PCSOs and officers will continue to patrol the area but I’d also ask people to be vigilant and to report anything of concern to us.

“If know who the man is, or think you’ve seen him in the area, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can pass information to 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

Please quote incident number 618 of 11 April when passing on information.

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