CHILLING RECONSTRUCTION: Sheffield victim struggling to cope

Crimewatch Sheffield'Stills from Crimewatch''Officers from Sheffield make nationwide appeal on BBC Crimewatch programme

Crimewatch Sheffield'Stills from Crimewatch''Officers from Sheffield make nationwide appeal on BBC Crimewatch programme

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A CHILLING reconstruction of the horrific Fox Hill sex attack shows hooded Jordan Padley stalking his victim as she innocently walks home from school.

The 14-year-old says goodbye to her pals to take a shortcut home when Padley pounces on the teenager.

The programme shows Padley fleeing through the streets making his escape after the attack.

His young victim struggled to cope following her ordeal, her mum told Crimewatch.

“She’s got no coping mechanism for that sort of attack. She’s a child,” she told the show.

“She’s not at that stage where she should have to deal with any of this, and she’s struggling to understand why.”

Police put a massive amount of resources and man hours into the hunt for Padley.

Detectives - convinced the attacker was a local man - concentrated their efforts in Fox Hill.

They took the unusual step of DNA testing scores of young men in the community.

It has not yet been revealed what led officers to 22-year-old Padley’s home on Keats Road, Fox Hill.

The Crimewatch reconstruction generated a number of calls to the team, with names of possible suspects suggested.

The description of the attacker issued at the time said he was aged about 18, white, with spots and a long skinny face. He was between 5ft 4ins and 6ft tall and wearing light blue jeans and a royal blue jumper with a hood, front pocket and white writing across the chest.

Det Chf Insp Phil Etheridge - in the fresh appeal for information given 12 months after the attack - revealed his team had eliminated more than 160 suspects from their enquiry.

He said: “During the last year, a dedicated team of detectives has responded to information and carried out extensive inquiries. I am hoping that re-issuing the e-fit will jog someone’s memory.”

Extensive house-to-house enquires were also carried out looking for anyone who may have seen or heard anything on the day of the attack which could give detectives key information.

Police said they were worried about the nature of the attack - because a young, vulnerable child had been ‘singled out’ by the attacker.