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Man wanted after sexual assault in Barnsley

Image caption Police have appealed to walkers to be vigilant

Police in Barnsley have released an e-fit of a man wanted in connection with a serious sexual assault on a 50-year-old woman.

It happened as the woman walked her dog alone on a secluded path on the Dearne Valley Trail near to Elsecar Reservoir at lunchtime on 24 June.

Police described the man they want to speak to as white, about 30, stocky, with short, fair hair and a round face.

He was wearing blue shorts and a white t-shirt.

The attacker fled towards Elsecar Park after the assault.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

They asked the public who use the Dearne Valley Trail, particularly in the Elsecar area, to be vigilant and report any suspicious person or behaviour immediately.

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