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John Lewis car park rape: Image of suspect released

An e-fit of the suspect - a 40-year-old Asian man with pock-marked skin. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police investigating the rape of a woman in a John Lewis car park have released an e-fit of the suspect.

Greater Manchester Police said a woman in her 20s was dragged from a parked car outside the Cheadle store by the man, who then took her into some nearby bushes and raped her.

The suspect - who ran off in the direction of nearby Wilmslow Road - is described as Asian, around 40-years-old with medium build, black hair and heavily pock-marked, open-pored skin on his face.

He is also thought to have a "thick mono-brow" and is said to have been wearing black jogging bottoms at the time.

Detective Inspector Roger Edwards from GMP’s Stockport division said: "I am appealing to anyone that thinks they may recognise the man in this efit, who is described as having deep pock-type scars on his face, to get in touch. Or did you perhaps see this man anywhere around the retail park near to John Lewis or Sainsburys on Friday evening?

Anyone with information can contact police at Stockport on 0161 856 9770 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Police appeal after pregnant teenager goes missing

Alisha Khan was last seen shortly after midnight on Saturday. Credit: Greater Manchester Police

Police are appealing to the public to help find a heavily-pregnant teenager who has not been seen since leaving hospital.

19-year-old Alisha Khan, who is 36 weeks pregnant, was taken to Royal Manchester Children's Hospital after she fainted while out shopping.

She then left the hospital without treatment and was last seen at around 12.20am on Saturday.

Khan, from Oldham, is described as mixed race with a slim build and brown eyes. She is known to frequent the Dukinfield, Wythenshawe and Oldham areas.

Detective Sergeant Simon Halliwell of Greater Manchester Police said: "She left the hospital without treatment or checks and we are concerned she may have an ongoing condition that could harm her or the baby."

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.

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