Police investigating report of rape of 18-year-old woman at Endcliffe Park last night

South Yorkshire Police have launched an investigation after they received a report that an 18-year-old woman had been raped in a car parked at Endcliffe Park yesterday evening, March 30.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 5:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 5:10 pm
Police are now asking for information

Following reports of fights, fires and vandalism to a memorial at Endcliffe Park, as well as a ‘disgusting’ amount of litter being left behind, the police have this evening confirmed they are appealing for information after a report that an 18-year-old woman was raped.

Shortly after midnight today, March 31, police received the report that an 18-year-old woman had been raped in a car parked at Endcliffe Park at around 11:30pm yesterday, March 30.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 the 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: “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.

The news comes after reports of fights, fires and vandalism occurred on the same day.

"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 March 31.

Police confirmed they were investigating the rape after this week’s Sheffield Telegraph went to press.

The police say the incident happened at 11.30pm yesterday evening. (Photo: Getty)