Rotherham sex attack charges

A man's been charged with four counts of rape following a series of sexual assaults in Rotherham on Friday and Saturday.

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Man appears in court over Rotherham attacks

A man has appeared in court over two serious sex attacks in Rotherham.

25-year-old Nicholas Totty faces charges including four counts of rape, wounding with intent, and committing burglary with intent to commit grievous bodily harm.

The first incident happened at around 11:30pm on Friday where a 27-year-old woman was attacked in Moorgate Road.

A few hours later two women were seriously assaulted at a house in the town.

Nicholas Totty appeared at Rotherham Magistrates' Court this morning where he was remanded into custody and is due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on Wednesday 16 October.

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Man due in court over series of sex attacks in Rotherham

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Police search an area close to Moorgate Road in Rotherham following reports of a series of sexual assaults on Friday and Saturday. Credit: ITV Calendar

A 26-year-old man is due in court later charged in connection with a series of sexual assaults in Rotherham.

The incidents were reported within hours of each other in the Moorgate area on Friday night into the early hours of Saturday.

Nicholas Totty, of Newman Road, Rotherham, is due to appear at the town's Magistrates’ Court charged with four counts of rape, one count of wounding with intent, one count of section 20 wound/inflict grievous bodily harm without intent, one count of common assault and one count of committing GBH.

Arrest over Rotherham sex attacks

A 26-year-old man has been arrested in connection with two serious sex attacks in Rotherham. The first incident happened at 11.30pm on Friday when a 27-year-old woman was attacked and sexually assaulted in Moorgate Road.

On Saturday two women were seriously assaulted, one sexually following a break in at a nearby address in Rotherham. A man was arrested this morning on suspicion of rape.

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Video: Sex attacks may be linked, say Police

Two sex attacks that took place in the same area of Rotherham on Friday night and Saturday morning may be linked according to police.

Officers have been carrying out fingertip searches at the scene on Moorgate Road. A 27-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at half past eleven on Friday night, then a few hours later a home close by was burgled, and two women living at the address were attacked.

Police are asking anyone with CCTV footage of the area to come forward. Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin has been speaking to ITV Calendar.

Police want CCTV after Rotherham sex attacks

Police investigating two serious sex assaults in Rotherham think people with their own CCTV could have some clues to finding the attacker.

Detectives have not ruled out the possibility that the two attacks on Friday night and in the early hours of Saturday morning could be linked. No one has yet been arrested.

They are looking CCTV footage from the Moorgate area.

Extra officers are on duty to patrol the area and crime scene investigators are also carrying out examinations.

I’m grateful for the support from the public so far and thankful to those who have phoned in with information. However, people need to remain vigilant and I would urge anyone who sees someone acting suspiciously to contact police.

– Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin, Rotherham District Commander

Investigation into sex attacks on women in Rotherham

An investigation has started in Rotherham after two serious sex attacks were carried out in different parts of Moorgate. Police officers are not ruling out the possibility that they might be linked.

The first attack took place on Moorgate Road where a 27-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at around 11:30pm on Friday.

At just after 1am on Saturday police were called to a house in the Moorgate area after reports of a break-in. It is understood two women there had been attacked. The younger of the two women had also been subjected to a serious sexual assault.

Nobody has been arrested at this stage.

Our priority at this stage in our investigation is to locate the person or persons responsible for these horrific attacks and piece together their description.

Additional officers are supporting the investigation which is initially focussing on conducting forensic and house-to-house enquiries and critically to support the victims.

– Detective Superintendent Lisa Ray

These types of offences are incredibly rare. At this time, until we have someone in custody, I would ask the public to be more cautious when out and about in their community.

We are increasing the number of officers on patrol in the area but if anyone sees anyone acting suspiciously we urge them to contact police.

– Chief Superintendent Jason Harwin, Rotherham District Commander