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Investigation continues into Barnsley sexual assualt

Tuesday June 9 2015




OFFICERS are continuing to review CCTV and carry out enquiries following a serious sexual assault in Barnsley town centre.

An investigation was launched after police received a report that at around 8.30pm on Sunday, June 7, a 13-year-old girl was assaulted in the Alhambra underpass.

Specially-trained officers continue to provide support to the victim and her family.

Investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Chris Singleton said: "Increased patrols have been set up in the area and a number of lines of enquiry are being followed up by a team that has been set up to identify and catch the suspect."

The suspect is described as having a foreign accent, brown skin, around 30-years-old, 5ft 5ins, of slim build, wearing a black Adidas tracksuit with red stripes and blue gloves.

He has dark blonde hair, a short-cut greyish/black beard, sideburns and a goatee from his under lip down to his chin. The offender also is described as having a large nose.

Anyone with information about the offender, or anyone who was in the area at the time, should contact police on 101 quoting incident number 1097 of June 7 2015.

** Please note that sexual assault victims are afforded immediate anonymity due to the nature of the crime. Please refrain from identifying the victim in this case as this could impede the investigation and eventual court case. **