Police are appealing for information after a woman was raped in Manchester city centre
The police force is appealing for information and witnesses after officers received a report of a rape that happened on Granby Row in Manchester city centre on Saturday 13 August 2022 sometime between 2am and 5:45am.
The incident is reported to have happened on the benches at the Vimto Monument.
According to GMP, the victim – who is a woman in her 20s – was sat on the benches at the monument, before she was approached by an unknown male offender with short, dark hair who then carried out the attack.
Police also confirmed that a member of the public disturbed the offender during the incident, which caused him to run away from the scene.
Speaking more on the distressing situation, and issuing the public appeal, Detective Inspector Mark Astbury, from GMPs City of Manchester District, said: “Since August, we have followed up on a number of enquiries and we now need the public’s help to identify this man.
“It is believed that a member of the public disturbed the offender during the incident causing him to run away. If you are this person, please do get in touch with us, as you may be able to help our investigation.
“Our specialist officers are supporting the victim and we will do all we can to make sure the offender faces justice.”
Greater Manchester Police says it appreciates the description of the offender that has been given is very limited, however, officers are hoping that someone may have witnessed the incident or may have information that can help them with the ongoing investigation.
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DI Astbury is asking that anyone who was in the area of Granby Row between 2am and 5:45am on that evening, or has any CCTV footage or information regarding this incident, to contact GMP on 0161 856 6049 quoting log 785 of 13/08/2022.
Alternatively, you can report information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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