Man sought over rape of teenage girl in Sheffield park

Sheffield's Longley Park. Picture: Google Maps

Sheffield's Longley Park. Picture: Google Maps

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Police today released details of a man being sought in connection with the rape of a teenage girl in a Sheffield park.

The 15-year-old victim was assaulted in Longley Park at about 7.30pm on Wednesday, July 1.

Her attacker is described as black with short hair and a London accent. He was about 6ft 1in tall and of slim build and was wearing a black top with black Bench jeans.

The rape was reported to police on July 18 and since then officers have been carrying out house-to-house visits and checking CCTV footage.

South Yorkshire Police’s Det Insp Steve Ashmore said: “We have a team of officers dedicated to working on this inquiry and are committed to finding the person responsible.

“The attack happened in the early evening and it would still have been daylight on a day that was the hottest day of the year by some margin.

“I am hoping that this will jog someone’s memory as I am confident that someone will have seen something that could assist with our inquiry.

“The victim is being supported by specially-trained officers during this difficult time.

“Such attacks are thankfully rare and I’d urge anyone with information to come forward to tell us what you know.”

Anyone able to help can ring South Yorkshire Police via the force’s 101 number, quoting incident number 143 of July 18.

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