Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Declan Cooper jailed for attempted rape of 'complete stranger'

A 19-year-old man has been jailed for six years for attempting to rape a "complete stranger" as she walked home from work in Sheffield.

Declan Cooper, 19, of Shirehall Road, Shirgreen, also admitted sexually assaulting the 50-year-old in the Hatfield House Lane attack on 9 August.

Det Con Tom Ryan said Cooper had subjected her to "a horrific attack".

"I hope it is of some comfort to the victim that he is facing a significant length of time behind bars."

The officer added that he was "pleased" the 19-year-old had pleaded guilty and "saved his victim the further trauma of going through a trial".

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