Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Appeal after 'horrific' sex attacks in Rotherham

Two women were targeted in "horrific" sex attacks in Rotherham on the same night, police have said.

A 27-year-old woman was seriously sexually assaulted on Moorgate Road at about 23:30 BST on Friday.

Hours later two women were attacked during a break-in at another address in Moorgate where one of the women was seriously sexually assaulted.

Detectives have not ruled out the possibility they are linked. Police are staging extra patrols are in the area.

Det Supt Lisa Ray said: "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."

Police have urged anyone with CCTV in the Moorgate area to contact officers.

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