WOODSEATS RAPE: Everything we know so far as Sheffield detectives hunt sex attacker

As the manhunt for a rapist who struck in a Sheffield suburb continues, here is everything known so far:

By The Star Newsroom
Wednesday, 15 May, 2019, 06:52

- The rapist struck in Woodseats in broad daylight at around 9.30am yesterday.

A woman was raped on a grassed area off Ulverston Road, Woodseats, Sheffield, yesterday

- He targeted a 27-year-old woman, who was walking on an area of grassland just off Ulverston Road.

- The crime scene was cordoned off yesterday while forensics experts examined the area.

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- Police officers also spent the day carrying out enquiries in the local community looking for potential witnesses or anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious.

- CCTV cameras in the area have been identified and officers are trawling through footage.

- Detective Sergeant Andy Shields, who is leaving the hunt for the attacker, has urged anyone with information to come forward.

- The rape victim is being supported by supported by specialist officers as the investigation progresses.

- She told detectives that her attacker was in his late teens and around 5ft 6ins tall. He was wearing a black jacket with a green top underneath, black trousers and black trainers.

- Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 and quote incident number 249 of May 14.

- Crimestoppers can be contacted, anonymously, on 0800 555111.