Appeal following attempted rape of woman in Oldham
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Detectives are appealing for information following the attempted rape of a woman in Oldham.
Officers were called at around 10.50pm on Friday (18 June 2021) to a report of an assault of a woman on Hamilton Street in Oldham.
The woman, in her 20s, was walking along the road when a man grabbed her before taking her to the floor and repeatedly punching her.
Thankfully, the woman managed to call the police and get away with minor injuries.
The man is believed to have been wearing a dark grey top with dark tracksuit bottoms and trainers with white soles.
Detective Sergeant Julie Howel, from GMP's Oldham CID, said: "This was understandably an extremely distressing incident for the woman who was walking on the road.
"Thankfully she managed to make off from the man and is now receiving specialist support.
"We immediately launched an investigation and have been carrying out a number of lines of enquiry and are now asking the public to come forward with any information that may assist us.
"There will be an increased presence of officers in the area whilst we continue with our investigation and anyone concerned can speak to us.
"Anyone with information or anyone who may have seen anything is asked to call 0161 856 9080 quoting incident number 3375 of 18/06/2021 or report it online at www.gmp.police.uk.
"Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."
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.