Four children including boy, 13, arrested on suspicion of raping woman in park
Four children including a boy aged just 13 have been arrested on suspicion of raping a woman in a park.
Police are investigating reports a 21-year-old woman was raped by a group of four males in High Hazels Park, Sheffield, last Monday.
Today it has been confirmed that four boys have been arrested in relation to the incident.
They are aged 13, 14, 15 and 16 and remain in custody.
South Yorkshire Police said in a statement: “Four people have been arrested following reports of a rape in Darnall, Sheffield last week (23 November).
“At around 6pm that evening, it was reported that a 21-year-old woman was raped by a group of four males in High Hazels Park.
“Today (2 December) officers executed two warrants in the Darnall area as part of their enquiries.
“Four boys aged 13, 14, 15 and 16, were arrested on suspicion of rape and remain in custody at this time.”
Police patrols have since been stepped up in the area by officers to provide a reassurance to local residents.
At the time it was first reported Det Insp Ben Wood said: “There will be heightened patrols in the area from uniform officers to provide reassurance.”