Girl raped in a graveyard

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POLICE are hunting for a rapist after a teenage girl was attacked in a graveyard in Rotherham.

The 15-year-old was walking along Kimberworth Road, close to Psalters Lane, at around 9.30pm when a man approached her and started speaking to her.

The man then forced her into the cemetery and raped her.

The girl’s attacker is described as white and in his early-to-mid 20s, with a stocky build and short hair.

Sgt Chris Conway from South Yorkshire Police, who is investigating the rape, said the sex attack in mid-January was an ‘isolated incident’.

“Anyone who thinks they know this man, or has information about this incident, is asked to contact the police straight away,” he added.

n Witnesses or anyone with information about the rape, which happened on either a Friday or Saturday night, should call 0114 2202020, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.