Police release CCTV of night attacker

Police have released moving CCTV of a man who stalked and attacked two women in Manchester city centre.

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Man caught on CCTV stalking and attacking victims

Police have released CCTV of a man who stalked and attacked two women in Manchester.

Both were followed and as they walked to work in the city centre on Sunday 22nd December 2013.

In the first attack a 26 year-old woman was on the phone to her boyfriend when she was grabbed from behind and pushed to the floor on Deansgate, near to the Hilton Hotel.

The offender then tried to remove some of her clothing before she managed to fight him off.

The victim wasn't physically injured, but was left deeply distraught by her ordeal.

A short time later a 32 year-old woman was also on her way to work when she was also grabbed from behind on Deansgate.

A passerby heard her screams and saw the offender on top of her. He then ran off in the direction of Castlefield.

Do you recognise this man? Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

"Two women were followed and pounced upon by, who we now believe to be the same offender.

"We believe the motive in both incidents was sexual but thankfully neither woman was subjected to a serious sexual assault.

"Given the proximity and timing of both offences it is possible that he has a vehicle or residence nearby which has enabled him to change his clothing."

– Detective Constable Adam Cronshaw

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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