GMP are appealing for information after a woman was raped in Manchester City Centre
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On Saturday 13 August 2022, officers received a report of a rape that happened on Granby Row in Manchester City Centre.
The incident is reported to have taken place sometime between 2am and 5:45am, on the benches at the Vimto Monument on Granby Row.
The victim, a woman in her 20s, was sat on the benches before being approached by an unknown male offender with short, dark hair, who has then carried out the attack.
Detective Inspector Mark Astbury, from GMPs City of Manchester District, said: "Since August, we have followed up on a number of enquiries and we now need the public’s help to identify this man.
"It is believed that a member of the public disturbed the offender during the incident causing him to run away. If you are this person, please do get in touch with us, as you may be able to help our investigation.
"Our specialist officers are supporting the victim and we will do all we can to make sure the offender faces justice.
"We appreciate that the description of the offender is very limited, however, we are hoping that someone may have witnessed this incident or may have information that can help us.
"If you were out on that evening in the area of Granby Row between 2am and 5:45am or you have any CCTV footage or information regarding this incident, then please contact GMP on 0161 856 6049 quoting Log 785 of 13/08/2022.
"Alternatively, you can report information anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers – 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. Greater Manchester Police can be contacted via gmp.police.uk or 101.
Information about crime can also be shared anonymously via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Saint Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre in 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.