Woman raped in taxi in Sheffield city centre

It happened in the early hours of this morning

A 25-year-old woman has reportedly been raped after getting in a cab from Sheffield city centre in the early hours of this morning (23 October).

The woman claimed to have gotten the taxi at around 4.50am close to West Street, and then was driven to the Duke Street area, where the incident took place in the car.

Temporary Detective Inspector Graham Stead commented: “An investigation is now underway and we have a dedicated team of officers working on this.

“This is being treated as an absolute priority and we are already pursuing a number of strong lines of enquiry.

“A thorough review of CCTV footage of the area, including the route we believe the taxi took, is also now underway.”

If you have any information regarding this incident, the police urge you to please call 101 quoting incident number 235 of October 23, 2016.