CCTV images released after woman stabbed in Rochdale

Police in Rochdale have released CCTV images of a suspect after a woman was stabbed in the neck in Rochdale.

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Community concerns "understandable" after Rochdale stabbing

The offender is described as being white, in his 30s to early 40s, short, of large build, had curly brown hair, wore a dark coloured suit, white/light coloured shirt and dark coloured tie.

This was an unprovoked and vicious attack on a sex worker which left her with a knife in her neck.

Fortunately, her injuries were not serious but she has been very lucky and we could have been dealing with a murder.

The community will understandably be concerned about what has happened however, we have increased patrols in the area and we are determined to find who is responsible.

We do need help from the public and I would ask anyone who may recognise the description of the man or who saw the attack take place near to the bridge, to contact us straight away.

– Detective Chief Inspector Sarah Jones, Greater Manchester Police

Anyone with information should phone police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

CCTV images released after woman stabbed in Rochdale

Police believe this man can help with their enquiries. Credit: Greater Manchester Police
The woman was stabbed as she stood with friends on a footbridge from Lincoln Street to Oldham Road. Credit: Greater Manchester Police
Anybody who can identify this man should call Greater Manchester Police on 101. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police in Rochdale have released CCTV images of a suspect after a woman was stabbed in the neck during an attempted robbery in Rochdale.

The incident happened at just after 8.45pm on Thursday, May 8.

A 30-year-old woman was stood with two friends when she was approached by a man.

There was a short discussion and walked to a footbridge that crosses from Lincoln Street to Oldham Road.

Following another short discussion, the man hit her, knocking her to the ground.

He demanded money before stabbing her in the neck with a knife and running off in the direction of Oldham Road.

The man left empty handed.

The woman was taken to hospital for treatment but was later released.

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