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Key witness sought after sex attack on schoolgirl

Police in Scunthorpe are seeking a key witness after an alleged sex attack on a 12 year old schoolgirl.

The incident is believed to have happened when the girl was walking her dog along Sheffield Street near to the busy junction of Frodingham Road on Monday morning.

A man is alleged to have approached her from behind and indecently touched her.

Police say they are viewing CCTV footage to help identify the alleged suspect and do not believe the incident is linked to any other.

"Where this incident allegedly occurred is a very busy junction and at 7.30am on a Monday morning it would have been busy with traffic. I need to speak to anyone who believes they may have witnessed this indecent assault and can offer a description of the man.

"Additional police officers have been drawn into the area to offer reassurance and I have a team of detectives working through the CCTV footage and following up enquiries. If properties and shops along Sheffield Street have CCTV and we have not been in touch, please call us too."

– Detective Inspector Joanne Taylor, Protecting Vulnerable People Unit


Scunthorpe man punched before having mobile stolen

Humberside Police are appealing for information after a man was allegedly assaulted before having his mobile stolen from his pocket.

Police say the incident took place just after midnight yesterday Credit: Press Association

Police say a LG Spirit mobile phone was stolen from the man when he was assaulted just after midnight yesterday as he walked along Plymouth Road in Scunthorpe.

It is alleged the 34-year-old Scunthorpe man was at the junction of Padstow Walk and Plymouth Road when he was approached from behind by the suspect.

He was reportedly punched in the eye, resulting in swelling and bruising, before the thief put his hand into the victim's pocket and took the mobile phone.

The suspect was a white man, slim build, wearing a green hooded top and dark trousers.

Police appeal over missing Scunthorpe teenager

A 16-year-old teenager has gone missing from his home in Scunthorpe.

Leon Bulmer Credit: Humberside Police

Leon Bulmer was last seen at 5.45am on Thursday September 8 and has had no contact with his family since then.

He is white, 5ft 11ins tall, slim build, with short, mousey brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing black trousers, black t-shirt and a burgundy jacket with black and red trainers.


Police appeal over attempted knifepoint robberies

Police are appealing for witnesses after two attempted knifepoint robberies in Scunthorpe.

Credit: Press Association

An 18-year-old woman was approached by two men as she walked along Ferry Road sometime after 3.40pm on Sunday August 14.

One man armed with a knife demanded she hand over her bag. She said there was nothing of value in it and the man then threw it on the floor.

He was white, of large build, with thinning ginger hair and wearing a blue hooded top. The other man was also white, slim with dark brown hair, He wore a grey tracksuit.

Around 5.30pm that afternoon in Spencer Avenue, a 21-year-old man was approached by a man with a knife who demanded his wallet and phone.

Two other man were seen with the offender. All three left the area empty handed.

Officers leading the investigation are not ruling out the possibility the incidents may be linked.

Three arrested after altercation at Scunthorpe pub

Three men have been arrested following a disturbance at a Scunthorpe pub.

Officers were called to the Comet Hotel, East Common Lane, at shortly after 10.20pm yesterday, following reports of an altercation.

A 44-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault, a 52-year-old man on suspicion of affray and a 23-year-old man on suspicion of obstructing a PC.

All remain in custody at this time.

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