Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Sheffield taxi rape inquiry 'absolute priority'

The rape of a woman in a taxi is being treated as an "absolute priority" police have said.

Police said the woman had taken a taxi from Sheffield city centre and was driven to the Duke Street area at around 04:50 BST on Sunday.

The 25-year-old was then raped in the vehicle, South Yorkshire Police said.

The woman has received support from specially trained officers and a dedicated team had been assigned to the case.

Temporary Det Insp Graham Stead said: "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 under way."

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