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Police appeal after sexual assault in West Didsbury

Hague Road Photo: Google Maps

Police are appealing for information after a sexual assault in West Didsbury.

At around 12.45am on Friday September 22, police were called to reports of a sexual assault on Hague Road.

A 30-year-old woman had left a bus on Central Road and turned right onto Hague Road, when she was approached by a man from behind.

This man pushed her into a hedge and as the victim attempted to free herself, he grabbed her around the neck and shouted abuse.

She then fell to the floor and the offender continued to assault her, until the victim managed to break free and call police.

The man is described as olive skinned, in his mid-20s, 6ft tall, of a medium build with a long black beard and short black hair with tattoos on his right forearm.

He was wearing a black tracksuit top, with matching black trousers and bright yellow trainers.

Detective Constable Martyn Gibson of GMP’s City of Manchester Team, said:

This woman was left bruised and shaken after what must have been a traumatic encounter.

In her commitment to escape from this man, I’m sure that people in nearby homes, or people moving around the area at this time, will have heard something.

Please help us to find this man by getting in touch if you saw anything that could help with our investigation, or recognise the description of the man.

– Detective Constable Martyn Gibson
  • Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0161 856 6198 or 101, quoting incident number 98 of 22/09/17. All reports can also be made anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.