Police appeal after 12-year-old girl raped

Chapel Street near the Horseshoe pup Credit: Google Maps

Officers will be carrying out extra patrols in Levenshulme after a girl was raped.

On Friday 30 December a 12-year-old girl disclosed to police that she had been raped while walking in Levenshulme.

Sometime between 4pm and 4.30pm on Tuesday November 22, the girl was walking along Chapel Street near to the Horseshoe pub when a man came from behind.

He dragged her into an alleyway which runs behind Cardus Street and then ran off in the direction of Stockport Road from Chapel Street.

The man was described as wearing dark clothing, a woollen balaclava which had two eye holes and he was over 6ft tall.

Investigators are at the scene whilst officers have also been knocking on residents’ doors to provide assurance and carry out further enquiries.

Chief Inspector, John-Paul Ruffle, from GMP’s City of Manchester Team, said:

  • If you have any concerns or want to speak to someone to pass on information, or report a sexual offence, you can contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.