Girl, 14, sexually attacked in Sheffield woodland

Tongue Gutter, Sheffield
-Credit: (Image: Google maps)

Police in Sheffield have launched an investigation after a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted in woodland near Parson Cross on Thursday afternoon (June 27).

It is reported that the victim was attacked by a man as she walked through the Tongue Gutter area, near Deerlands Avenue, around 3.50pm.

A number of enquiries, including CCTV trawls of the local area, have been carried out by South Yorkshire Police and officers will be carrying out additional patrols.

Read more: Woman fighting for her life after being hit by van as man arrested for GBH

Sheffield North East Neighbourhoods Inspector Alec Gibbons said: "The victim is receiving support from officers after what must have been a traumatic ordeal and we have put extra patrols in place in the local area.

Get all the latest and breaking Sheffield news straight to your inbox by signing up to our newsletter here.

"If you have any queries or concerns that you wish to raise with officers, please speak to them if you see them in the local area. They are there to help and to help you keep safe."

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police added: “We would encourage anyone with relevant information about this incident to contact us on 101, quoting incident number 921 of 27 June 2024. You can also submit information via our online reporting portal .

“If you wish to submit information anonymously, you can do so via Crimestoppers by calling them on 0800 555 111 or by submitting a form on their website at”