SHEFFIELD RAPE: Everything known so far

As detectives continue to investigate the rape of a 12-year-old girl in Sheffield, here is everything known so far:

Thursday, 23rd May 2019, 7:02 am

- The rape was reported to South Yorkshire Police just before 3.35am on Sunday.

- The sex attack had taken place around an hour earlier, at 2.30am.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the rape of a 12-year-old girl in Sheffield

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- It took place in Richmond Heights Woods, Richmond.

- A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of rape yesterday and has been granted bail as enquiries continue.

- Detectives investigating the incident want anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious to come forward.

- The victim and her family are being supported by specialist officers.

- Detective Inspector Tom Woodward said anyone in the area who has concerns should contact the force or speak to a local neighbourhood officer.

- The crime scene was cordoned off for much of Sunday while a forensic examination of the area was carried out.

- Police officers also carried out enquiries in the local area as they attempted to piece together the circumstances surrounding the incident.

- Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111 and quote incident number 164 of May 19.