Shock after teenage girl left unconscious in Sheffield park attack

Residents have expressed their shock after a teenage girl was left unconscious in an attack in a Sheffield park.

Saturday, 27th June 2020, 4:39 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th June 2020, 4:41 pm

The 15-year-old victim was in Richmond Park when she was assaulted near the children’s play area by four unknown girls at around 7.30pm last Saturday.

It is reported that the victim was pulled from behind and lost consciousness during the attack.

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Richmond Park, Sheffield.

The victim also said that the group pulled her hair and caused a sprain to her wrist.

Reacting to the crime, Jackie Nicklin said: “What a cruel world we live in.

“Their parents must be so proud of them (the attackers).”

Kerry Mansell said: “What a horrible thing to do.

“I hope the girl is OK.”

Rachel Wright said: “Poor lass.

“I hope she gets justice.”

Lorraine Jeffries said: “I hope the police find them and I hope the young girl is OK.”

Zanub Bent said: “The girl will be forever traumatised.

“You don't forget being assaulted.”

Jean Dunbar added: “We need to get tougher on crimes like this.”

According to South Yorkshire Police, the attackers are described as being around 17 to 18-years-old.

Two of the girls were wearing light blue denim jeans and another two were wearing black.

They are all believed to have medium to long length hair.

Anyone with information which could help officers with their enquiries should call South Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting crime reference number 14/93158/20, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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