Thursday 27 April 2017

Police investigating rape of girl (12) release computer image of man they want to speak to

E-fit issued by the Greater Manchester Police of a man they wish to speak to following the rape of a 12-year-old girl last November
E-fit issued by the Greater Manchester Police of a man they wish to speak to following the rape of a 12-year-old girl last November

Eleanor Barlow

Police investigating the rape of a 12-year-old girl have released an e-fit of a man they want to speak to.

The victim said she was grabbed by a man who dragged her into an alleyway and raped her in Levenshulme, Manchester, on Tuesday, November 22, last year.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said the incident, reported to them on December 30, happened on Chapel Street, near the Horseshoe pub, some time between 5pm and 5.30pm.

The girl said the man dragged her into the alleyway, behind Cardus Street, and then ran away from the scene in the direction of Stockport Road.

Detective Inspector Dave Moores of GMP's Serious Sexual Offences Unit said: "We have carried out extensive enquiries since this incident was first reported to us and now have an e-fit of a man we want to speak to as part of our investigation.

"I know this has caused a lot of concern locally, and understandably so, but I want to assure everybody that we are putting significant effort and resources into finding the offender.

"We have a team of specially trained detectives investigating the case and are continuing to provide the victim of this horrendous incident with support.

"There have also been increased patrols from local officers in an attempt to provide reassurance and if anybody has any concerns then I would encourage them to approach one of these officers to raise them.

"If you have information that you believe can assist our investigation then I would urge you to please come forward."

Anybody with information should contact police on 0161 856 1911 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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