Letter to Doncaster schools over indecent assaults

CCTV images of the man police would like to trace in connection with a string of indecent assaults on schoolgirls in Doncaster.
CCTV images of the man police would like to trace in connection with a string of indecent assaults on schoolgirls in Doncaster.

Police are writing to all schools in Doncaster because of concerns over a spate of indecent assaults in the borough.

Detectives investigating a string indecent assaults in Doncaster have released a CCTV image and are re-appealing for information after reports of a fifth incident.

At about 4.30pm on Wednesday, June, 12, officers received a complaint that an 11-year-old girl who said she was approached by a man while walking down a footpath towards Ashfield Court. The man made comments to the girl and tried to hug and kiss her. She was able to push him away and run home.

The man is described as white with a sun tan, brown hair which is gelled and combed back, 5ft 11in and in his 30s. He has a chubby belly and black in his teeth. He was wearing jeans, black shoes and a burgundy T-shirt and spoke with an English accent.

Superintendent Peter Norman said:”If anyone knows the identity of the man, we would encourage them to come forward and contact the police.

These crimes are of an exceptionally serious nature and we are concerned that he is targeting very young girls.”

At around 5.30pm on Monday, April 15, it is reported that a 14-year-old girl was walking home from school, walking along Cromer Road, Intake. It is believed she was approached by a man asking for directions.

It is alleged that the man quickly touched her chest inappropriately before running off.

On Wednesday, April 17, at around 3pm, it is reported that a 12-year-old girl was walking home from school with a friend and took a shortcut through Clayfields Industrial Estate. It is believed that a man touched the girl’s chest inappropriately before running off.

The following day, on Thursday, April 18, at around 5.45pm, it is believed that a 12-year-old girl was with a group of friends on Montrose Avenue, Intake, when she was approached by a man who touched her chest and then ran off.

On Monday, June 3, at around 3.15pm, a 13-year-old girl reported she was walking through the new-build housing estate on Gliwice Way, with a group of friends. It is believed a man approached the group from behind, allegedly touched the girl’s chest, and ran off.

Police investigating these incidents would like anyone who has seen anything suspicious or who may be able to identify the man in the e-fit to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 768 of June 3 2013.