Girl, 12, raped in Sheffield woods

South Yorkshire Police are investigating after a 12-year-old girl was raped in woods in Sheffield on Sunday.

The girl was reportedly attacked in the early hours on Sunday morning in Richmond Heights Woods.

The area was sealed off as forensic officers looked for evidence at the weekend.

In a statement, South Yorkshire Police said: “At 3.34am on Sunday, May 19, officers were called to the Richmond area of Sheffield following reports that a 12-year-old girl had been raped in the nearby Richmond Heights Woods.“The girl and her family are currently receiving support as officers follow up a number of lines of enquiry.”

The girl and her family are currently receiving support, South Yorkshire Police confirmed.


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