Police release CCTV after doctor targeted by man with ‘used tissues’ in Sheffield city centre

Officers in Sheffield have released CCTV images of a man following two Covid-related incidents in Sheffield city centre.

At around 7:45pm on Monday 6 April, the victim, a woman in her 20s, was out on a run down Division Street where it is reported a man, who was unknown to her, threw used tissues in her face.

It is thought he filmed the incident on his mobile phone.

PC Libby Bettney, investigating, said: “In the current climate, when we’re all trying to keep ourselves and each other safe, this incident was very distressing to the victim.”

Incidentally, the woman who was targeted is a key worker, a doctor, which makes the attack even more disgusting.”

PC Libby Bettney

Officers would also like to speak to the man pictured in connection with a second incident on the Wicker in Sheffield on 20 April, in which the unknown offender coughed in a man’s face.

It is thought the man pictured could have information about both incidents.

If you recognise him, please contact us on 101 quoting crime reference number 14/59182/20.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously or call their UK Contact Centre on 0800 555 111.