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Police hunting man who raped woman at her home

Police are hunting a rapist who attacked a woman in her own home during a burglary.

The victim, who is in her 60s, was asleep at her home near Hyde town centre in the early hours of this morning when she was awoken by a noise coming from the kitchen.

Police say she went to investigate and was confronted by a young man who was standing in the hallway between the living room and the kitchen.

He demanded money and jewellery and threatened to rape her if she didn’t comply. According to officers he then pushed her into the living room and raped her.