Woman, 18, raped in car at a park where large crowds gathered to enjoy hot weather in Sheffield04/01/2021
A TEENAGE woman was raped in a car at a park where large crowds had gathered to enjoy the hot weather in Sheffield, cops have said.
The 18-year-old was attacked in a grey or silver Mercedes parked near the entrance to Endcliffe Park in Sheffield 11.30pm on Tuesday.
Hundreds of people had gathered there to soak up the sun earlier in the day.
Police said the suspect was described as Asian, in his 20s, wearing a white T-shirt and black joggers or jeans.
South Yorkshire Police's Supt Simon Verrall said Tuesday’s incident was "particularly upsetting" and that extra patrols would take place in the park.
He added: "They are there to make you feel safe and to help people to enjoy Sheffield's outdoor spaces appropriately and safely."
It comes as a teenage woman walking to work at 6am was allegedly sexually assaulted in a Birmingham park.
The 18-year-old was making her way through Selly Oak Park in the city yesterday morning when she was attacked, cops have said.
Police have arrested a 31-year-old man in connection with the incident and he remains in custody today.
A West Midlands Police spokeswoman said: "We’re investigating a report of a sexual assault on an 18-year-old woman in Selly Park, Birmingham.
"The attack is understood to have happened as the woman walked through the park on her way to work at around 6.20am on Wednesday, March 31.
"A 31-year-old man was arrested in the area and remains in custody."
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