E-fit released after Salford knife-to-throat attempted rape

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) has released an e-fit after a dog walker had a knife held to her throat during an attempted rape in Salford.

The attack happened shortly before 7pm on Sunday 23 April 2017 on waste land near to Bedford Avenue in Walkden.

The victim, a woman in her 30s, was walking two dogs when a man approached her and asked her for the time.

He then grabbed her and pulled her into some trees. It was there where he threatened her with a knife and ordered her to hand over her jewellery.

The attacker then tried to rape the woman who bravely fought him off before running away.

The offender is described as white, of stocky build, in his mid-30s. He was wearing a black baseball cap, black tracksuit and white Nike trainers with a white tick on them.

Detective Sergeant Mark Toker, of GMP’s Salford borough, said: “Since this incident was reported to police we have carried out extensive enquiries and have now managed to produce an e-fit.

“We are treating this extremely concerning incident as a priority and I would urge anybody who believes they recognise the person pictured to contact police.

“We are also continuing to appeal for a number of potential witnesses to come forward.

“Just before the attack took place, the woman passed a number of people in the field including a family, an elderly couple and some teenagers on bikes.

“These people are not in any trouble but they may have key information which could help us with this case”.

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