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Police hunt armed robber
Police hunt armed robber

A woman was sexually assaulted as she walked her dog through fields in Sheffield.

The woman, aged in her 40s, was walking through fields close to Grange Lane, Handsworth, when she was attacked at 11.15am yesterday.

She told police the man responsible was white, in his late teens to early 20s and about 5ft 7ins tall.

He was wearing a lilac hooded top and thick, black rimmed glasses. His hair was black and slightly wavy.

Temporary Detective Inspector Graham Stead, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “This was a highly traumatic incident for the woman involved and I am extremely thankful that the offender was disturbed by a member of the public who was walking nearby.

“An investigation is now underway to trace the suspect, and I would like to appeal to anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have seen anything suspicious to call us.

“While I understand incidents of this nature are alarming, I want to reassure you that we are following up several lines of enquiry and officers remain in the area providing a high visibility presence.”

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.