Officers are appealing for information following an assault of a female in Stockport
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On Wednesday 30 November 2022 at around 1pm, Greater Manchester Police were called to Grimshaw Street in Stockport after a report of a female being assaulted by a man.
Described as being disguised as a tradesman wanting to use the toilet, the man went on to subsequently expose himself before trying to force himself on her. He subsequently fled after being startled.
It is believed the same person has also attended another property on the street.
He is described as a white man, with a strong Irish accent and short dark hair, wearing a high-visibility jacket and blank pants.
Detective Constable Paul Hewitt of Stockport’s CID said, “I would firstly like to thank the woman for her bravery in coming forward in what would have been an extremely terrifying ordeal. We are taking this very seriously and are exploring a number of lines of enquiry.
“We also want people in the local area to remain vigilant and to report anything they feel is suspicious to us immediately as we will act on any further information we get. We have increased patrols in the local area to provide reassurance and to keep people safe whilst we continue to investigate.”
Officers are continuing to conduct enquires and provide specialist support to the victim, but if anyone has any information that may help with the investigation, they are asked to call 101 quoting log 1383 of 30/11/22. Alternatively, details can be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
In an emergency, always dial 999.
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 male victims in Greater Manchester who have experienced sexual abuse, rape or sexual exploitation. Call 0161 236 2182.