Investigation into reported rape of 16-year-old South Yorkshire girl

A path leading to The Lanes in Herringthorpe, Rotherham. Photo: Google

A path leading to The Lanes in Herringthorpe, Rotherham. Photo: Google

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Police have launched an investigation after a 16-year-old girl was reportedly raped in Rotherham.

The teenager was walking along Badsley Moor Lane between 9.30pm and 10.30pm last night when the alleged attack happened.

Police said she walked down a grass verge next to a service road on The Lanes in the Herringthorpe area when she was approached by a man.

Temporary Detective Inspector Graham Stead said: “An investigation has now been launched and specialist dedicated officers are currently working to identify the exact circumstances of the incident.

“The investigation is a priority for police and a number of lines of enquiry are now being pursued to gather CCTV from the area, conduct house to house enquiries and speak to any witnesses who may have been in the area at the time.

“The 16-year-old is now receiving specialist support from officers and we are urging anyone who has any information about the incident to contact us.

“Extra patrols have now been put in place in the area and anyone with any information or concerns, is asked to contact us on 101 quoting incident number 1280 of March 31.

"Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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