Police appeal for information after attempted rape of dog walker in Barnsley

Editorial image Credit: Press Association

Detectives are questioning a 41 year old man in connection with the attempted rape of a woman in Barnsley.

The 30 year old victim was walking her dog on a path alongside Wombwell Golf Club, off Wentworth Road, at around 5.20pm on Thursday 11th November, when she was attacked by a man.

DCI Bowell is appealing for people who may have been walking in the area at the time of the incident who may have seen the offender 'arriving, leaving or loitering' in the area to get in touch.

She added:"We do recognise that incidents like this are of real concern to the community. We have dedicated a number of specialist officers and staff to the investigation and you will see increased patrols in the local area to support you. If you have concerns please do not hesitate to approach us.”