Police appeal for information after a dog walker was raped at Boggart Hole Clough, in Blackley
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Police are appealing for information after a dog walker was raped at Boggart Hole Clough, in Blackley.
Officers were called just after 9:30pm last night (Sunday 22 August 2021) to reports that a 17-year-old girl had been attacked while walking her dog on Boggart Hole Clough.
She left her home in the Moston Lane area at around 7pm, and was walking with her dog from the duck pond towards the Charlestown Road exit, when she was approached by two men.
One of the men took her dog from her, while the other pushed her to the ground and assaulted her.
Following the attack, the girl was able to take back her dog and run from the scene, and alert two other women in the park, who contacted police.
The two men are described as; a black male with braided hair, around 5ft 8" aged between 20 and 30 with an African accent, wearing a dark coloured puffer jacket with royal blue sleeves, dark jeans with a belt and dark trainers with bubbles in the sole.
A bald white male, aged between 20 and 30, with a short beard and a Manchester accent, wearing a white long sleeved t-shirt with a v-neck, dark coloured jeans with white trainers.
Detective Inspector Louise Edwards of GMP's City of Manchester division, said: "We understand the distress that incidents such as this can cause for the community, and I want to reassure the public that we have launched a full investigation to establish the full circumstances of what happened, and ensure the people responsible for this horrendous act are identified.
"We are carefully examining the scene, and will increase our police presence in the area, so if anyone has any concerns, they can approach our officers directly.
"I want to also appeal to anyone who may have been walking in the area at the time, to come forward and speak with police. Any information, no matter how small, could be vital to our investigation."
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 1146 or via our live web chat at www.gmp.police.uk quoting incident 3089 of 22/08/21. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.