Police issue CCTV image of man wanted over rape in South Yorkshire

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CCTV images have been released of a man wanted over a rape in South Yorkshire.

Detectives believe the man in the images could hold vital information about a reported rape of a 25-year-old woman in the Sparrow Park area of Barnsley.

They said a report of the alleged offence on Sunday, July 10 was made by a 'third party'.

A member of the public reported that a woman had been seriously sexually assaulted in an incident believed to have taken place between 3am and 5.40am.

Detectives said the alleged victim is 'receiving support from officers'.

Detective Constable Sonia Gould said: “I appreciate that we are circulating these images nearly three months after this incident was reported to police, but we have been carrying out extensive inquiries since July to try and identify the person responsible for this offence.

“We issued an appeal in the early weeks of the investigation, but unfortunately received no new lines of inquiry.

“This is a very serious crime and we know that the local community may be concerned.

"This has been a priority investigation and lots has been done to try and progress this matter, including trawls of CCTV cameras in the local area and detailed forensics work.

“Now we’re asking for the public’s help because we believe the man pictured could really help with our Inquiries. Do you recognise him, or is this you?”

Call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident 275 of July 10.

Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.