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'No forensic evidence' that 90-year-old was raped in Rochdale

No forensic evidence has been found to confirm that a 90-year-old woman was raped in Rochdale, police have said.

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'Sense of shock and horror' over Rochdale attack

Simon Danczuk, Labour MP for Rochdale, said there was "a real sense of shock and horror" in the community over the rape of a 90-year-old in the town yesterday morning.

Spotland Road in Rochdale, where police say a 90-year-old woman was dragged off the road and raped at around 6.45am yesterday. Credit: PA

He said: "Local people are struggling to comprehend how anyone could do this. Our heart goes out to this poor woman. She must have gone through hell.

"There is a real sense of shock and horror in the community and the police need to do everything possible to catch this sick individual. But they need the help of the community and people must stand up and be counted.

"Someone somewhere will know something that can help the police and I would urge them to search their conscience and come forward to pass that information on."

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