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Man arrested after attempted rape of 17-year-old in Doncaster park

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape after a girl was grabbed and pushed to the ground while walking through a Doncaster park.

The terrifying attack took place in Elmfield Park, Bennetthorpe, yesterday morning at around 9.41am.

The girl, aged 17, was walking through the park when she was approached by an unknown man who grabbed her from behind and then pushed her to the ground.

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A 28-year-old man has now been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape and remains in police custody at this time.

Yesterday, a spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said: “A man is in custody this morning following an incident in a Doncaster park yesterday (Wednesday 14 July).

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“Police were called at 9.41am and responded to reports of concern for the safety of a 17 year old girl, following an incident in Elmfield Park, Bennetthorpe.

“It is reported that as the teenager walked through the park, she was approached by an unknown man who grabbed her from behind and pushed her to the ground.

“A 28-year-old man from the Doncaster area has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape and remains in custody at this time.”

Officers from South Yorkshire Police are now continuing to appeal for information and are asking the public to come forward with any information that may help officers with their enquiries.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 228 of 14 July.

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