E-fit launched after rape of girl, 16

By | 08/04/2017

E-fit launched after rape of girl, 16

DETECTIVES have released an E-fit of a man they want to speak to over a reported sex attack on a 16-year-old girl near Wath.

The alleged rape took place on the Trans Pennine Trail on Thursday, March 23, between 2.30pm and 5.10pm.

Police believe the teenage girl was walking from Barnsley towards Wath when the attack was carried out.

A spokeswoman said: "It is understood that an unknown man approached the girl from behind while she walked over a bridge close to an area known as Gypsy Marsh, before subjecting her to the serious sexual assault.

"The suspect is then believed to have run off from the area.

"The victim is receiving support from specially trained officers and detectives have been scouring the area for any evidence."

The suspect is described as white, 5ft 7ins tall and of average build.

He was reportedly wearing a red hooded top with black tracksuit bottoms, and had a black scarf over half his face.

Police want to hear from anyone who recognises the man in the E-fit or anyone else with information about the attack.

You can call 101 or email enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk quoting incident number 776 of March 23.

Information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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