Teenager facing jail for sex attack

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A teenager is facing a jail term after he admitted a serious sex attack on a 50-year-old woman in Sheffield.

Declan Alexander Cooper, aged 19, pleaded guilty to carrying out a sexual assault on his victim and attempting to rape her at Sheffield Crown Court.

The woman was attacked on grassland at the junction of Hatfield House Lane and Bellhouse Road, Shiregreen, as she walked home from work in the early hours of the morning on August 9.

Cooper is said to have fled on foot from Bellhouse Road towards Ecclesfield following the incident.

He was arrested following an appeal from South Yorkshire Police and appeared in court three days later.

The case was adjourned for a pre-sentence report to be prepared. He will be sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on December 23.

Cooper, of Shirehall Road, Shiregreen was remanded in custody.