Police searching for man behind two separate assaults against women in Manchester

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 21st April 2023

Police in Manchester have issued an appeal for information after two separate assaults against women happened in the city centre – both by the same man.

Officers now want to track down the curly-haired male, who they believe was behind both incidents.

The first, on Friday 7 April at 11pm, saw a woman assaulted and verbally abused by an unknown male outside Brunswick Park in the city centre.

Then on Saturday 15 April at around 7pm, a woman was assaulted with a blunt instrument on Upper Brook Street by what’s believed to be the same man.

He fled the scene on both occasions and no arrests have yet been made.


An investigation has been launched to track down the suspect and understand the full circumstances surrounding the two incidents.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, with dark curly hair, medium build, wearing glasses, and a grey jacket with two patches.


PS Mike Lindup of GMP said: “I understand that these two incidents will undoubtedly cause a lot of shock to the community who live, work and study in this area.

“The victims of both of these incidents have been and will continue to be supported throughout the process while we locate this individual.

“Our officers remain 100% committed that we will continue our efforts to locate and arrest the suspect and bring justice to the victims of these aggressive attacks.


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“Greater Manchester Police does NOT take violence against any members of our community lightly and we will act on those who choose to act aggressively and cause harm to others.

“We have increased our foot patrols and vehicle patrols in the local vicinity around Brunswick Park and our officers will be happy to chat to members of the public who have any concerns regarding these incidents or crime in their areas.

“If you have any information, CCTV, mobile footage, dash cam or cycle footage from around the times of these incidents or of the male pictured, please do get in touch with GMP now by calling 101 or report using our ‘report’ tool on the GMP website: quoting log 3299 of 15/04/2023.”

Alternatively, you can report information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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