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Appeal for information after sexual assault – Sheffield

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We are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted at Sheffield railway station.

The incident happened between around 12.50pm and 1.15pm on Sunday 13 August.

The victim, a 22-year-old woman, was walking through Sheffield railway station and as she walked down the stairs to the main concourse she made eye contact with a boy who was at the bottom of the steps.

She then went to sit in the waiting room on platform 2B and noticed the same boy was staring at her, which she tried to ignore. A few minutes later when she went to board the train to Manchester, she was sexually assaulted over her clothes. She turned round and saw the offender was the boy who had been staring at her.

The offender is a white boy, aged around 17 or 18 years old, 5ft 3ins, slim build, with short mousy brown hair with a medium length fringe. He was wearing dark rimmed glasses, a dark hooded top and carrying a dark rucksack.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who knows who this person is, who witnessed the incident or who has any other information that could help with the investigation.

Everyone should be free to travel on the railway network without unwanted sexual behaviour.

We will not tolerate sexual offences such as this.

If you have any information please call 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016, quoting reference number 565 14/08/17.

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