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Woman assaulted on the Ashton metrolink.
Wednesday 6th August 2014 @ 09:44 by Anna Fletcher

Police are appealing to a victim of a serious sexual assault to come forward.

At about 6.15am on Sunday 3 August 2014, the woman got onto a Metrolink tram at Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester city centre, travelling on the Ashton-Under-Lyne route.

Three men also got onto the tram, one of which proceeded to sexually assault the woman.

She managed to get away from the attacker and got off the tram at New Islington, before catching the next tram to her destination of Cemetery Road in Droylsden.

The victim is described as female, white in her mid-30s with blonde shoulder length hair and was wearing a white top and pink trousers.

Detective Constable Dave Berry said: “I would like this woman to come forward, we have specially trained officers that will speak to her and we can offer help and support.

“I would like to assure her that she will be treated with sensitivity and her welfare is our priority and she can speak in confidence.”

Police are appealing for the victim to contact police, anyone with information should call the police on 0161 856 1901 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.