Sex attack on 18-year-old woman in Endcliffe Park

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Detectives investigating the serious sexual assault of an 18-year-old woman have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

The woman was walking along Endcliffe Vale Road at 4am on Saturday when she was dragged into Endcliffe Park and attacked by a slim, white man in his 20s.

He was described as about 5ft 8ins tall, with strawberry blond or light brown short hair.

House to house enquiries are ongoing and CCTV footage is being trawled.

Temporary Det Insp Claire Mayfield is leading the investigation.

She said: “This was a terrifying attack on a young woman who was making her way home after spending the evening with friends.

“She is understandably extremely distressed by what has happened and I would urge anyone with any information, however apparently insignificant, to speak to us.

“I would especially like to hear from witnesses who may have seen or heard anything suspicious around the area of Clarkehouse Road, the Botanical Gardens, Endcliffe Vale Road and Endcliffe Park between 3am and 5am on Saturday morning.”

Call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.