Officers are releasing images of a man they want to speak to in connection with a sexual assault in the city centre
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At around 4.15am on Sunday 27 June, 2021, police were called to Tib Street, Manchester to reports of a sexual assault.
A man approached a 23-year-old woman on Church Street a short time earlier at around 3.50pm. He accompanied the woman back to her accommodation - a hotel on Tib Street - and proceeded to sexually assault her.
The woman escaped from the man and contacted police.
No arrests have been made and enquires are ongoing.
PC Alex Giblin, of GMP's City of Manchester division, said: "This was a terrifying ordeal for the woman and although she has not been physically injured, she has been violated and is understandably frightened and upset.
"We are following all lines of enquiry to identify this offender and are now able to release an image of a man we wish to speak to in connection with this assault.
"If anyone has any information at all that could help police to identify this man please do not hesitate to get in touch."
Anyone with information can contact police on 0161 856 4275, quoting incident number 661 of 27/06/2021.
Reports can also be made anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers 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.
- Saint Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Manchester provides a comprehensive and co-ordinated response to men, women and children who live or have been sexually assaulted within Greater Manchester. They offer forensic medical examinations, practical and emotional support as well as a counselling service for all ages. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and can be accessed by calling 0161 276 6515.
- Greater Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential information, support and counselling service run by women for women over 18 who have been raped or sexually abused at any time in their lives. Call on 0161 273 4500 or email [email protected]
- Survivors Manchester provides specialist trauma informed support to boys and men in Greater Manchester who have experienced sexual abuse, rape or sexual exploitation. Call 0161 236 2182.