Terrified woman followed by man on Division Street who screamed sexual threats at her

A police hunt is under way for a man who made threats of a sexual nature to a woman he then followed in Sheffield city centre.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 7:15 am
Police want to seek this man, wearing the grey hoodie, after he followed a woman from Division Street to Devonshire Green in Sheffield city centre after making threatening remarks of a sexual nature
Police want to seek this man, wearing the grey hoodie, after he followed a woman from Division Street to Devonshire Green in Sheffield city centre after making threatening remarks of a sexual nature

A CCTV image of a man believed to hold vital information has been released.

A woman told South Yorkshire Police she was walking along Division Street, close to Caffè Nero, at 7.40pm on Saturday, March 13 when a man became aggressive and started shouting at her.

He is alleged to have made threats of a sexual nature, before following her to Devonshire Green.

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Beforehand, the same man shouted at passers-by while standing outside Caffè Nero for around two hours.

He is described as being in his mid-thirties, stocky and was wearing blue jeans with a grey hoodie at the time.

PC Samantha Frain, investigating the incident, said: “This was understandably a very distressing incident for the woman involved and we are keen to speak to the man.”

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