BREAKING NEWS: Woman, 24, raped near Town Field - police investigate second sex attack in same night

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A WOMAN was raped as she walked home from the town centre after a day at the St Leger race meeting.

Police said the 24-year-old, who was slim with long hair and dressed for the races on St Leger Day, was walking along Lawn Avenue through an alleyway towards Town Field.

A man started shouting for her attention and when she arrived at the top of Town Field it is thought she was grabbed and raped by him.

Following the attack, she ran towards Town Moor and Imperial Avenue for assistance.

Just hours later, a 20-year-old woman was raped in Bowers Fold, off Silver Street in the town centre, after she became separated from friends on a night out.

The Town Field suspect is described as white, in his mid 20s, 6ft tall and thin. He had short, light coloured hair, which was gelled flat. He wore dark coloured jeans and a light-coloured T-shirt.

Police are keen to speak to the anyone who may hold vital information to assist with their inquiries into Saturday’s incident.

Officers would particularly like to trace people within the area at the time, including a white man who was walking in the direction of East Laith Gate. He is described as having black, unkempt hair and wearing tight black trousers with a black T-shirt and motif.

In addition, officers would also like to speak with a man and woman who were carrying takeaway food and walking along Thorne Road shortly before 10pm.

Anyone with any information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 442 of September 19, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.