A TEENAGE girl was subjected to a ‘serious sexual assault’ in Sheffield last night, after she chased after a man who had snatched her handbag.

Police have put on extra patrols in the Netherthorpe area and are appealing for information from witnesses.

An 18-year-old Japanese tourist was walking through Netherthorpe at around 7.30pm on Friday evening, when a man snatched her bag on the corner of Hammond Street and Bellefield Street.

She chased after him to a wooded area nearby, on the edge of the Ponderosa park.

The woman claims she was then subjected to a sexual assault….

…..Police described the attacker as black, in his twenties, approximately 1.8 metres tall, medium build with short dark hair and no facial hair.

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