Appeal following Firth Park assault

Date published: 11 September 2021 12:30
Dated: 11 September 2021 13:29:19

Officers in Sheffield are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted in Firth Park this morning (11 September).

It is reported that around 7am, the victim, a woman in her 20s, was followed by an unknown man who grabbed her and threw her to the ground.

She called for help and a member of the public intervened and chased the man away along Firth Park Road.

The suspect is described as Somalian, about 5ft 7ins tall, aged in his 20s, with curly hair and a grey tracksuit.

Officers are now appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

T/DS Susannah Taylor, the officer leading the investigation, said: "This was an incredibly distressing ordeal for the victim, who has understandably been left shaken by the incident.

"I would like to applaud the bravery of the man who ran to the victim's aid, but would also urge him to come forward to police as he may have information that could assist the investigation.

“We know there were other people in the park at the time of the incident. I would urge all witnesses to come forward, your input could be vital."

Anyone with information which could assist with our enquiries is asked to call 101, quoting incident 284 of 11 September. You can also report through our online portal at: southyorkshire.police.uk

Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

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