Witness appeal following sexual assault in Doncaster

Date published: 12 April 2018 14:20
Dated: 12 April 2018 11:36:57

Police in Doncaster are appealing for information and witnesses to a reported sexual assault in the Hexthorpe area of Doncaster yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 11 April).

At around 3.20pm it was reported a 14-year-old girl had been walking through Hexthorpe Park, near to the gates for the bike track, when she was approached by an unknown man who asked for the time.

The man then grabbed the girl and sexually assaulted her before making off in the direction of Oswin Avenue.

The man is described as white, between 18 to 20-years-old, to have a Yorkshire accent, around 5ft 8incs tall, brown hair, brown eyes and a clean shaven face with black rimmed square style glasses. He was wearing blue jeans, black shoes, a black button up jacket with zips on the pockets and carrying a small black coloured bag with a red strap.

An investigation is currently ongoing into the incident and officers are conducting extra high-visibility patrols in the area.

Detective Inspector Stuart Hall who is involved in the investigation said: “I would like to offer my reassurance that a full investigation is now underway and we are currently pursuing a number of lines of enquiry to identify the man involved.

“I understand incidents of this nature cause distress and concern within our communities and I’d like to offer assurance that plans and extra patrols have been put in place in the area to provide reassurance.

“We are also working closely with the victim to provide specialist support and I would encourage away with any information to please report it.”

Were you in the area at the time? Did you see a man matching this description?

Anyone with information is asked to report it via 101 quoting incident number 618 of 11 April.

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