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On Saturday 8 October 2022, at around 12:40pm, it has been reported that the two girls, aged 6 and 7, were approached by an unknown male on a bicycle on Kirkstone Close in Oldham.
The male is reported to have then sexually assaulted the victims by touching one of the girls inappropriately, before asking the second victim to touch his groin area. He then fled the scene.
The male is described to be in a white male, aged between 40-60 years with short grey hair, of medium build, wearing shorts and a top with white writing on the front and grey patches on the shoulders.
He was seen riding a black bicycle with white writing on it with blue pedals.The two victims and their families are currently being supported by specialist officers.
Detective Inspector Andrew Fink said: “GMP are aware that this incident will understandably cause shock and concern for local residents.
"I’d like to reassure the community that we are investigating and are following up on a number of lines of enquiry to try and establish who this man is.
“We have increased patrols in the area to help keep people safe and would ask anyone with any questions to please speak to one of our officers who will be happy to help”.
GMP are appealing for anyone with any information at all regarding this incident to please get in touch with us as soon as possible.
Anyone who witnessed this incident, or who may have footage from that area, is asked to contact Oldham child protection Unit on 0161 856 8851 quoting Log 1450 of 08/10/2022.
Alternatively, contact the independent charity – Crimestoppers - anonymously on 0800 555 111.