Patrols stepped up following sex attack in Sheffield

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POLICE have stepped up patrols in a Sheffield suburb after a daytime sex attack.

Mounted officers and safer neighbourhood team staff were among teams sent on to streets after a girl said she was sexually assaulted in Parson Cross.

Police said the same man is believed to be behind a second incident five days later when two teenage boys were spoken to ‘inappropriately’.

The girl was attacked on Friday, June 1, at about 11.15am in an area just off Holgate Road, near to the junction with Holgate Crescent, known locally as Tongue Gutter.

Police want to trace a skinny, mixed-race man with short black hair aged between 18 and 20, wearing a black leather jacket and light grey jogging bottoms.

Five days later, on Wednesday, June 6, at about 9pm, a man with a similar description approached two teenage boys in Parson Cross Park playground and made inappropriate comments, police say.

The second incident, near the Buchanan Road entrance, was close to where the first incident happened and officers believe it may be the same person.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police have increased patrols in the area, including mounted officers and the local safer neighbourhood team.

“A number of enquiries are ongoing.”

n Anyone with any information or believes they may have witnessed either of the two incidents, is urged to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 871 of June 1.