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Girl, 12, raped in woods in Sheffield | UK News

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Police are investigating reports a 12-year-old girl was raped in woodland in Sheffield.

South Yorkshire Police said officers were called shortly after 3.30am on Sunday following reports the youngster was attacked in Richmond Heights Woods.

A large cordon was put in place around the woods while forensic examination work was carried out, according to the Sheffield Star.

A police spokeswoman said: “At 3.34am on Sunday May 19, officers were called to the Richmond area of Sheffield following reports that a 12-year-old girl had been raped in the nearby Richmond Heights Woods.

“The girl and her family are currently receiving support as officers follow up a number of lines of inquiry.”

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