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Sheffield police officer sex assault suspect charged

Scotland Street, Sheffield Image copyright Google
Image caption The attack is alleged to have happened in Scotland Street, Sheffield, in the early hours of Friday

A man has appeared in court charged with sexually assaulting a police officer as she tried to arrest him in Sheffield, police have said.

Luca Jelic, 29, is also accused of attempting to rape a woman, on Friday.

Mr Jelic, of Scotland Street, Sheffield, appeared before Sheffield Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

The defendant also faces assault charges against the female officer and her colleague by hitting them with a wooden "for sale" sign.

He was remanded in custody and is due to appear in court again on 28 May, also facing charges of possessing a class A drug and criminal damage.

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