Police release CCTV of man hunted over Doncaster town centre rape

Police in Doncaster have released CCTV images of a man wanted in connection with a rape and robbery in the town centre.

Tuesday, 8th December 2020, 4:38 pm

Detectives investigating the incident in July have released black and white mages of a man they would like to trace.

On 7 July at around 1.45am, a woman reported being raped and robbed of her money near to the Art Gallery on Chequer Road.

Detectives are now keen to identify a man they believes holds vital information.

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Detective Jane Keightley explained more about the investigation and said: “I would like to reassure our communities that we believe this to be an isolated incident, and since July we have carried out extensive enquiries to identify the person responsible in this horrendous crime.

"We have conducted forensic opportunities and reviewed CCTV footage in the area.

"We understand that you may ask why five months have passed before issuing a public appeal; in some cases we need to ensure that we have looked into other lines of enquiry before releasing an appeal, if we release an appeal too early it can impact on our investigation.

“We are now keen to identify the man in the CCTV images and speak to him in connection to the investigation.

“If you can help, please call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 60 of 7 July 2020.”

Alternatively, you can stay completely anonymous by contacting the independent charity Crimestoppers via their website Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.