Rape Crisis service hits out at Mike Tyson visit to Barnsley

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BOXING legend Mike Tyson is coming to Barnsley - sparking an angry reaction from the South Yorkshire town’s Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Service,

An Evening with Mike Tyson, part of a national tour with tickets costing up to £100. will be held at Barnsley’s Metrodome in October.

The 46-year-old former world heavyweight champion will talk about his sporting career.

But his visit has outraged some because of his conviction for rape.

Lynne Casserly, of Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Service, said: “Tyson is a convicted rapist.

“We are struggling to see why anyone would want to go and listen to somebody like that.”