GMP Detectives have released an image of man they would like to speak to in connection with a sexual offence in Bury
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Between 3:30pm and 8pm on Monday 2 January 2023, a 13-year-old girl was the victim of a sexual offence in a park near to Town Fields Close in Bury.
Detectives have been following up a number of lines of enquiry since and are now in a position to appeal to members of the public for further information as the investigation continues.
Detective Sergeant Luke Dearing from GMP’s Child Protection Investigation Unit said: "We would like to speak to this male (pictured) who could be able to provide further information surrounding the incident.
"This terrifying attack has left the victim understandably extremely shaken up. Nobody should ever have such a traumatic incident as this happen to them and we want to bring whoever was responsible to justice.
"The investigation has remained on-going since the report to the police and following a number of lines of enquiry including CCTV and forensic tests, we’re now in a position to appeal to the public and ask anyone who recognises the male pictured to get in touch.
"Anyone who recognises the male pictured is asked to call 0161 856 8042 quoting log number 741 of 04/01/2023 or report it online or via LiveChat at www.gmp.police.uk.
"Alternatively, you can report information anonymously to 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.