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Police appeal after attempted rape in Manchester

Police officers in Greater Manchester have released CCTV footage in relation to an attempted rape in Wythenshawe.

Police were called to Simonsway shortly after 8.30pm on Wednesday 9 October 2019 following reports of an attempted rape of a 43-year-old woman.

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Enquiries have since established the incident took place in Hatchett Woods on Simonsway, close to the junction with Ruddpark Road, at around 8.20pm.

Detective Inspector John Robb, of GMP’s City of Manchester division said:

We have released CCTV images from the evening of the incident in the hope of speaking to the man seen in the footage.

We have provided the woman support from specially trained officers and want to reassure the public that we believe this is an isolated incident and are treating this as a priority.

– Detective Inspector John Robb
  • Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 6018, quoting incident number 3094 of 09/10/19, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.