Images released in connection with attempted rape in Openshaw

Police have released CCTV images. Of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the attempted rape of a young girl in Openshaw.

Shortly after 2pm on Saturday 10 February 2018. Police were called to reports of an attempted rape off Kincraig Close.

A 10-year-old girl had been walking with friends. Before she became separated from them.

A man approached her and led her to an area of wasteland. Where he sexually assaulted her before attempting to rape her.

The girl managed to flee and ran towards a dog walker. Who raised the alarm. On arrival officers conducted an immediate search of the area but the offender was not located.

Further enquiries have since established that a man matching the description of the offender was seen arriving at Clayton Hall tram stop at 1.33pm. After travelling there on the Ashton line from Edge Lane tram stop.

He was also spotted in other locations in Openshaw that day. Both before and after the incident took place.

The investigation team is keeping an open mind. As to whether or not the offender may have come from a different area of Greater Manchester.

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