Detectives appeal following reported sexual offences, Walkley

Date published: 24 August 2018 08:30
Dated: 23 August 2018 15:06:23

Police in Sheffield are appealing for information following a series of sexual offences of elderly women across Walkley.

The incidents occurred on 7th and 21st August 2018.

Det Supt Una Jennings said: “We have received three reports relating to a man who has tricked his way into the homes of elderly women. He has purported to be there to carry out work on behalf of the council.

“On two occasions, the women have been subjected to sexual offences. On one occasion, cash has also been taken.

“These incidents are incredibly serious and I know how hard it has been for these brave women to come forward. With this in mind, I’m conscious there could be more incidents and more victims whom we are not aware of.

“We are working closely with those affected to provide specialist support. We can provide this same support to others. I want to reassure anyone affected that we will work sensitively with you to bring the person responsible to justice and allow you to feel safe again.

“You can report the incident to my team by calling 101 and quoting inc 531 of 21/08/18 We have specialist officers ready to speak to you or you can call Crimestoppers if you would prefer to provide information anonymously on 0800 555 111. If you would prefer not to report this, but have been affected, please call Victim Support who will be able to help you.

“If you are not sure of the identity of a caller, please call the organisation they claim to work for to verify their identity before allowing them access, or turn them away.

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary and one has been arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and remain in police custody.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 531 of 21/08/18.”

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