Sheffield student allegedly raped after leaving students’ union

Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened not far from Wighill Lane
Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened not far from Wighill Lane
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A 19-year-old student was allegedly raped after leaving the Sheffield University students’ union in the early hours of this morning (Thursday).

Detectives said the left the union, on Western Bank, at sometime before 4am, when she is believed to have taken a taxi to an address in Broomhill.

It is alleged that sometime during the journey, the taxi stopped and the woman was raped, South Yorkshire Police said.

Officers are now working with the victim to establish the exact location of the incident.

Detective Constable Michelle Walton, the investigating officer, said: “I would like to reassure residents that this investigation is being treated as an absolute priority and we have a dedicated team of officers working on it.

“We will be reviewing CCTV footage of the area and following up a number of lines of enquiry in relation to this incident and a thorough investigation is now underway.

“The victim is currently receiving support from specially trained officers and I would ask that anyone who was in the area at the time or who saw anything suspicious to please come forward and contact police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 95 of 12 May 2016, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.