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Four men hunted after young woman raped in Sheffield park

Written by on 27/11/2020

Detectives are hunting four men after a 21-year-old woman was raped in a Sheffield park, South Yorkshire Police have said.

Police patrols in the area have been stepped up as a result, to provide reassurance to residents.

The attack took place in High Hazels Park, Handsworth, at around 6pm on Monday and investigators are now appealing for witnesses to help them. The park would have been in darkness at the time.

Det Insp Ben Wood said: “I understand that news of this incident is likely to cause distress and concern among the local community and it is obviously of the utmost importance we identify those involved as soon as possible.

“I want to reassure you that we have officers dedicated to progressing this investigation so we can identify these individuals.”

The men are described as being two eastern European males aged 18 and 19-20, and two Asian males one aged around 18 and another young man whose age is not known.

DI Wood continued: “There will be heightened patrols in the area from uniform officers to provide reassurance.

“If anyone has any information in relation to this incident then please contact 101 quoting incident 814 of 24/11/20. Even the slightest bit of information could greatly assist our enquiries.”