Sex attack on woman near Sheffield tram stop

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DETECTIVES are investigating a report of a serious sexual assault on a woman in her 40s in the Hillsborough area of Sheffield.

The alleged attack is believed to have taken place at around 10.30pm on Saturday, in a wooded area off Langsett Road near the Langsett Road tram stop.

Locals reported seeing the area sealed off with police tape - and false rumours circulating that there had been a murder.

Newsagent Mick Wiles told The Star: “I saw a police car at about 9am on Sunday and there was a CSI-style van too. Somebody said it was a major police incident.”

Detectives are continuing with their inquiries.

Anyone with information is urged to contact South Yorkshire Police on 0114 220 2020 quoting incident number 331 of Sunday, September 25. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.