Breaking: Boy 16, arrested over sex attack in Sheffield

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a BOY of 16 is in police custody today after being arrested over a serious sex attack in Sheffield.

The teenager was arrested this morning and taken for questioning over an attack on an 18-year-old Japanese tourist in the Ponderosa Park, Netherthorpe, at around 7.30pm on Friday.

She was chasing a man who had stolen her bag at the corner of Hammond Street and Bellefield Street when she was sexually assaulted after being dragged to an area just yards from a children’s playground.

Police stepped up patrols in Netherthorpe in the wake of the attack.