Terrified mum screamed as she was ‘sexually assaulted in front of her toddler’

Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to after one woman reported a sexual assault and another alleged a man exposed himself to her in a Sheffield park

Police have released these CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to (Image: South Yorkshire Police)

A woman screamed for help as she was allegedly sexually assaulted in front of her toddler while walking down a road.

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to after linking two sexual offences that took place within 10 days of each other in Heeley, Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

A 33-year-old woman was in a park with her child when a man shouted at them and allegedly exposed himself at around 6pm on May 7, Examiner Live reports.

Just over a week later on May 17, a 40-year-old woman was reportedly sexually assaulted by a man in Midhill Crescent at around 4.30pm.

When she screamed the assailant ran off and given the close proximity of the reports, South Yorkshire Police are treating the matters as linked with an investigation now underway.

CCTV images have been released of a man as police seek information on the incident (Image: South Yorkshire Police)

Inspector Colette Fitzgibbons from the Sheffield South West Neighbourhood Police Team said: “I completely appreciate that incidents of this nature cause a great deal of concern and rest assured, we are taking this incredibly seriously.

“We have been working with the local community carrying out enquiries and currently we believe it is the same person involved in both offences.

“I know there’s a lot of speculation circulating on social media and I’d urge anyone who has information to contact my team directly, so that we can progress this investigation quickly.

Police revealed several CCTV of a man in Sheffield (Image: South Yorkshire Police)

“We have released several CCTV stills of a man we want to speak to as part of our ongoing investigation in this appeal today, if you recognise him then please do get in touch with us as soon as possible.

“Our enquiries so far would suggest that the suspect has a very pale complexion and appears to be wearing scruffy or dirty tracksuit bottoms.

“If you have any information or concerns, please contact us.”

You can give information to the investigating officer, PC Brendan White, by calling his mobile directly on 07920 780160. You can also call 101 quoting investigation number 14/72335/20.

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