/ E-fit released after man exposed himself in Levenshulme

Police have released an E-fit after a man exposed himself in Levenshulme.

At about 7.30pm on Monday 9 October 2017, a 20-year-old woman was walking on Matthews Lane and turned round to find a man following her. The man made an inappropriate comment and then then exposed himself, before fleeing.

Police have launched an investigation and released an E-fit of a man they want to speak to in connection with the incident.

The woman is being offered specialist support at this time.

Police Sergeant Tracy Mortimer of GMP’s City of Manchester Team said: “People will be understandably concerned and I assure you that we have dedicated detectives working to catch the offender.

“Everyone has the right to go about their daily lives without fear of being followed and we will respond to any reports of sexual offences as a priority and you will be taken seriously and offered support.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 quoting incident number 2242 of 09/10/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.

- If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police, or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.

- You can call Greater Manchester Police on 101, or alternatively people can refer themselves to St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515, whether or not you want make a police report.

- St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them via Greater Manchester Police, or as a self-referral.

- Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential support service run by women for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused. Confidential helpline: 0161 273 4500.

- Survivors Manchester offers support and counselling for adult male survivors of sexual abuse and rape, regardless of when the event happened. Contact 07919 246 267.



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