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Teenager arrested over rape of 12 year old girl in Sheffield woodland

A teenager has been arrested in connection with the rape of a 12 year old girl in woodland in Sheffield.

The girl and her family continue to receive support from specialist officers Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The alleged sex attack happened in the early hours of Sunday May 19 in Richmond Woods.

A 16 year old boy, who is from Sheffield, is being questioned on suspicion of rape.

As we continue with our enquiries into this incident, I would like to ask for anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area in the early hours of Sunday morning to contact us.

The girl and her family continue to receive support from specialist officers and we are continuing with our enquiries to establish the exact circumstances surrounding the incident and provide reassurance in the area.

If you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us or speak to a local neighbourhood officer.

– Detective Inspector Tom Woodward, South Yorkshire Police