Detectives investigate report of rape in Sheffield

An investigation has been launched into a report of a rape in Sheffield.

Wednesday, 22nd November 2017, 8:03 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 5:48 am
Police officers are investigating a 'third party' allegation of rape in Neepsend, Sheffield

The report of the sex attack, on a woman in her 30s in the Neepsend area of the city, was made to South Yorkshire Police via a 'third party' rather than the alleged victim.

South Yorkshire Police said the report was made on Wednesday, November 15.

A 35-year-old man has been arrested.

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A police spokeswoman said: "Police were called on Wednesday, November 15, by a third party reporting that a woman in her 30s had been raped in the Neepsend area of Sheffield.

"A 35-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of rape and released under investigation while enquiries continue.

"Officers continue to progress a number of lines of enquiry including analysis of CCTV footage in the area."