Police investigating alleged rape of 18-year-old woman at Sheffield Park

It happed at Endcliffe Park, Sheffield Credit: ITV Calendar

Police are investigating reports into the alleged rape of an 18-year-old woman in a car at a park in Sheffield on Tuesday night.

It is reported that the incident occurred in a silver or grey Mercedes which had been parked in one of the spaces at the entrance to Endcliffe park. Afterwards, the suspect left the scene in the car in the direction of Hunter's Bar roundabout.

The suspect is described as Asian, in his 20s, wearing a white T-shirt and black joggers or jeans.

Superintendent Simon Verrall said police patrols will be in place in the coming days.

“We know the community is already concerned about the events that unfolded in Endcliffe Park last night and this incident is particularly upsetting.

“Patrols are in place in the park throughout today, into the evening and in the coming days as we head into the Easter bank holiday weekend. We are working hard with our partners to address the wider issues we have seen and if anybody has any concerns, please do not hesitate to approach one of our officers. They are there to make you feel safe and to help people to enjoy Sheffield’s outdoor spaces appropriately and safely.”

Anyone with information is asked to call South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 13 of 31 March.