Man arrested in connection with Stalybridge sexual assault
Thursday 24th May 2018 16:14 News Stalybridge Tameside Posted by Tom Greggan

A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Stalybridge.

Just before 4 o’clock on Tuesday afternoon (May 22nd), a 17-year-old girl was walking down Knowl Street (known locally as the Yellow Brick Road). As she reached the junction of Stamford Street she noticed a man.

After carrying on down the path towards the canal, she felt the man behind her. He grabbed the girl and sexually assaulted her. When she screamed, he ran off along the canal towards Huddersfield Road.

Police stepped up patrols in the area in the wake of the attack. Now, they have made an arrest in connection with the incident.

Anyone with more information should contact Tameside CID on 0161 856 9353 or 0161 856 4090. Reports can also be made anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.