UPDATE: Following the CCTV appeal in connection with an alleged rape in Barnsley in July this year, the man pictured has been identified. The investigation is ongoing. Thank you for sharing the appeal.
POLICE have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after a reported rape in Barnsley.
Police received a report of rape on Sunday July 10, after a member of the public reported that a woman had been seriously sexually assaulted in the Sparrow Park area.
The incident is believed to have taken place between 3am and 5.40am. The victim has been spoken with and has been receiving support from officers.
Despite extensive enquiries in the local community, as well as the circulation of CCTV to all officers in South Yorkshire, no arrests have been made.
Police believe that the man pictured could hold information vital to their inquiry and are appealing for him, or anyone who recognises him, to come forward.
Detective Constable Sonia Gould, from South Yorkshire Police’s Force Crime Unit, said: “I appreciate that we are circulating these images nearly three months after this incident was reported to police, but we have been carrying out extensive enquiries since July to try and identify the person responsible for this offence.
“We issued an appeal in the early weeks of the investigation via local news sites, but unfortunately received no new lines of enquiry.
“This is a very serious crime and we know that the local community may be concerned. This has been a priority investigation and lots has been done to try and progress this matter, including trawls of CCTV cameras in the local area and detailed forensics work.
“Now we’re asking for the public’s help because we believe the man pictured could really help with our enquiries. Do you recognise him, or is this you?”
Anyone with further information should call 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting incident number 275 of 10 July 2016.