Investigation launched following reported rape in Sheffield

Date published: 14 May 2019 18:32
Dated: 14 May 2019 19:31:15

Detectives in Sheffield have launched an investigation after a woman in her 20s reported being raped earlier this morning (Tuesday 14 May).

The incident is said to have occurred at around 9.30am when the woman, aged 27, was walking on a grassed area adjacent to Ulverston Road, Woodseats.

Detective Sergeant Andy Shields, investigating, said: “Officers have been in the area today, carrying out enquiries and maximising any forensic opportunities.

“A thorough review of CCTV footage of the area is also underway and we are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

“The woman continues to be supported by specialist officers and I fully understand that news of this incident is likely to cause concern amongst the local community. I would like to offer you my reassurance that we have dedicated officers working to identify the individual involved and establish the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.

“The description we have of the suspect is that he is a white man, in his late teens and around 5ft 6ins tall. He is said to have been wearing a black jacket with a green top underneath, black trousers and black trainers.

“I would like to hear from anyone who was in the area this morning and who saw or heard anything suspicious.

“If you can help, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can pass information via 101, quoting incident number 290 of 14 May 2019 or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”

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