Police release CCTV image after Gorton rape
Thursday 31st August 2017 @ 16:50 by Nigel Skinner
Gorton & Openshaw News

CCTV: Police have released this picture of a man they want to speak to following the attack.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to talk to after a woman was raped in Gorton on bank holiday Monday.

Officers were called to Bread Street at 1.30am after reports that a 26-year-old woman had been raped.

Police say the woman had left The Cotton Tree Pub on Cross Lane, accompanied by a man.

They had walked to Burtinshaw Street, where he dragged her into a garden and raped her before fleeing the scene.

The offender is described as Asian, around 28-to-30-years-old, 5ft 10in tall and was wearing a dark baseball cap and a dark hooded top.

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with their investigation.

Detective Sergeant Nicole Charlton of GMP’s Serious Sexual Offences Unit, said: “It shouldn’t matter whether it is day or night; no one should feel unsafe or be taken advantage of in this way, ever.

“Specialist officers are looking after the victim and ensuring she has the support she needs.

“If you were in the local area around the time of the attack and saw a man matching the description or if you recognise the man on the CCTV image, please get in touch as your information could prove vital to our investigation.

“I would also like to appeal directly to the man. If this is you, I would urge you to call police immediately.”

Enquiries into the incident continue and anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 1911, or 101 quoting reference number 192 of 28 August 2017. Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

 

  • Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.

If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, you are encouraged to call Greater Manchester Police on 101, or alternatively people can refer themselves to St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515, whether or not you want make a police report.

St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them via Greater Manchester Police, or as a self-referral.

Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential support service run by women for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused. Confidential helpline: 0161 273 4500. Black and Minority Ethnic helpline: 0161 273 4514.