Woman raped after night out at the SU

It happened mid-way through her taxi ride home

Last night a 19-year-old woman was raped as she left the students union, sometime before 4am.

South Yorkshire police were informed that the woman directed her taxi towards an address in Broomhill and it is alleged that at some point during the journey the taxi was stopped and the woman was raped.

Officers are now working with the victim to establish the precise location of the attack.

This news comes as the union hosted the annual sports awards last night, with the majority of students attending then making their way to Roar to celebrate their successes with their teams before leaving the Union in the early hours of this morning.

The investigating officer, Detective Constable Michelle Walton said:

“I would like to reassure residents that this investigation is being treated as an absolute priority and we have a dedicated team of officers working on it. We will be reviewing CCTV footage of the area and following up a number of lines of enquiry in relation to this incident and a thorough investigation is now under way.”

“The victim is currently receiving support from specially trained officers and I would ask that anyone who was in the area at the time or who saw anything suspicious to please come forward and contact police.”

If you have any information at all, please call 101 quoting incident number 95 of 12 May 2016. Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111.