Woman ‘traumatised’ by serious sex attack in Sheffield

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Extra police patrols were put on a Sheffield estate at the weekend after a woman suffered a serious sex attack.

Police said today the 24-year-old victim had been left ‘extremely traumatised and shaken’ after she was attacked as she walked through the Manor estate in the early hours of Saturday morning.

South Yorkshire Police are appealing for information about the attack, which happened when the woman was followed by a man on to wasteland off Fairfax Drive, on the Manor.

The alleged incident happened at 12.15am on Saturday.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman told The Star: “Officers investigating an allegation of a serious sexual assault on a young woman in the Manor area of Sheffield are appealing for information from members of the public.

She added: “The man allegedly subjected this woman to a serious sexual assault, which has left her extremely traumatised and shaken.”

Police said that the attacker had been described as black, tall and had shaven hair.

He was wearing a hooded jacket and he was wearing his hood down.

The police spokeswoman added: “Police would like to reassure the public that they believe this is an isolated incident and extra patrols have now been put in place in the Manor area.

“Police urgently want to speak to anyone who has any information about this alleged incident.”

■ Anyone with information about the attack should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Please quote incident number 14 of June 8, 2013.

Alternatively, those with information can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

See today’s page 8 to read more about how women in Sheffield who have been raped or sexually abused are being helped by a city charity.

Conctact Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Counselling Service on 0114 244 7936.