Man admits sex attack on stranger

A 19-year-old man will be sentenced on December 23 after pleading guilty to a sex attack on a 50-year-old woman as she walked home from work in Hatfield House Lane, Shiregreen, last August.

Declan Cooper, of Shirehall Road, Shiregreen, admitted attempted rape and sexual assault when he appeared at Sheffield Crown Court.

Police said it was “a horrific attack” on “a complete stranger”.