Masked man rapes woman at knifepoint at Rotherham home

Grange Lane in Maltby. Picture: Google Streetview
Grange Lane in Maltby. Picture: Google Streetview

A major police investigation is under way after a woman was raped at knifepoint by a masked man at a house in Rotherham.

The 25-year-old was at a property in Grange Lane, Maltby, when two men wearing masks entered and threatened her with a knife before one carried out the attack.

Detective Inspector Simon Palmer, who is leading the investigation, said: “We understand that this in an incredibly distressing incident and specialist officers are supporting the victim and her family.

“I can reassure members of the public that a thorough investigation is underway including detailed forensic work, house to house enquiries and we are reviewing CCTV footage of the area."

The attacker was around 5ft 10ins tall and wearing a light coloured jumper, blue jeans, a black belt and white trainers.

The second man was wearing a black hooded top and blue jeans.

Anyone with information should contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.