Police hunt sex offender and flasher who attacked young woman in Barnsley

A police hunt is under way for a sex offender who attacked a young woman in Barnsley and flashed at two other victims in the same suburb.

Wednesday, 3rd July 2019, 09:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd July 2019, 18:16 pm

In the first incident in Brampton, at around 4.30pm on Sunday, June 23, an 18-year-old woman was walking along a footpath behind Cortonwood Drive when a man indecently exposed himself while blocking her path.

As the woman tried to walk past him, he grabbed her clothing in the area of her groin.

A police hunt is under way for a man wanted over sex offences in Brampton, Barnsley

His victim ran past him and the man walked away in the opposite direction.

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At around 2.30pm on Saturday, June 29, two 14-year-old girls were walking along a track between Cortonwood Drive and Wynmoor Crescent when a man started to follow them.

As the girls turned to face the man he indecently exposed himself.

The girls ran away from the man and he followed them for a short while, before stopping and going back the other way.

Police are linking both incidents and said the suspect is Asian, in his late 40s to early 50s, skinny and around 5ft 10ins tall.

He has dark grey, medium length hair with grey sideburns.

In the second incident he was wearing a bright orange polo shirt with a small collar and three-quarter length dark, denim shorts.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 603 of June 23 or 682 of June 29.