NEWS IN BRIEF: Terror as women sexually assaulted in Sheffield

TWO women have been sexually assaulted in separate attacks two days apart in Sheffield, police have revealed.

The first woman - a 21-year-old - was assaulted as she stood outside a block of flats on Blast Lane in the Park area of the city.

A man approached her from behind and subjected her to a sexual assault.

Two days later, on Effingham Street near Attercliffe, a 24-year-old woman was returning to her car when a man approached from behind and sexually assaulted her.

He then ran off across a bridge in the direction of Savile Street.

The Park attacker, who struck at 7.30pm last Sunday, July 29, was described as being white, not much taller than 5ft 3ins, skinny, in his mid 20s, with a straight nose and thin lips.

He was clean shaven, with blond or strawberry blond hair. He was wearing a black T-shirt and dark blue denim jeans.

The Attercliffe attack. at 5.45pm on Tuesday this week, was carried out by a white man wearing a red and black walking jacket, with a rucksack on his back. Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Phone mast denied

Proposals for a 14m-high mobile phone mast on green belt land have been turned down by planners.

Mobile phone company Vodafone sought permission to erect the mast on land close to the junction of Acorn Ridge and Walton Back Lane in Walton, North Derbyshire.

Over 20 residents objected, and North East Derbyshire District Council ruled to refuse planning permission, concluding the proposed mast was in an inappropriate location and would spoil the character of the green belt.

Tips from the top

A SENIOR executive from one of the country’s largest construction firms will be in Worksop next week to give tips to jobseekers about ways into work.

Nick Harrington, principal planner with Laing O’Rourke, will be visiting Worksop Work Club in Worksop Library next Thursday, August 9, from 10am to 12noon.

He will be giving advice on CVs and how to impress at an interview. There will be a chance to ask questions and get one-to-one advice.