Man arrested after schoolgirl is sexually assaulted in Doncaster park

A man has been arrested after a schoolgirl was allegedly sexually assaulted in a Doncaster park.

Tuesday, 17th April 2018, 20:19 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th April 2018, 19:26 pm
Hexthorpe Park.

The 14-year-old victim was walking through Hexthorpe Park near to the gates for the bike rack when a man approached her and asked for the time.

READ MORE: Hunt for sex predator who attacked schoolgirl in Doncaster parkPolice said he then grabbed the girl and subjected her to a terrifying sexual assault before making off in the direction of Oswin Avenue.

The e-fit of the suspect.

Detectives have now arrested a 23-year-old Doncaster man on suspicion of sexual assault.

He was taken away for questioning this afternoon and remains in custody.

READ MORE: Hunt for sex predator who attacked schoolgirl in Doncaster park The incident happened on Wednesday, April 11, at 3.20pm.

Police also revealed that a woman walking her dog through the park had been followed by a man shortly before the attack on the young girl.

The e-fit of the suspect.

The victim has been supported by specialist officers following the ordeal.

Police have also stepped up patrols in the area.