Rapist still at large after girl,12, is attacked in Sheffield woodland

A rapist is still at large this morning after he attacked a 12-year-old girl in Sheffield woodland.

Wednesday, 22nd May 2019, 11:02 am

He struck in the early hours of Sunday in Richmond Heights Woods, Richmond.

South Yorkshire Police said a report of the sex attack was made at 3.34am and the rape is alleged to have taken place around an hour earlier.

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The force said the girl and her family ‘are currently receiving support as officers follow up a number of lines of enquiry’.

No arrests have yet been made.

A police cordon was put in place around the crime scene on Sunday as forensic work was carried out.

More to follow.