Manchester Rape: CCTV Released

21 March 2013, 18:57

Police have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to following the rape of a 21-year-old man in Manchester city centre.

He was attacked on Spear Street near London Road, Piccadilly at about 3am on Saturday 16 March 2013.

The victim was threatened with a bottle by a man with a shaved head, who's believed to be in his 30s.

The attacker then took his mobile and cash, before raping him.

Detective Inspector Damian Simpson said: "This young man has been left devastated by this attack.

"The city was very busy at this time with revellers trying to get home, so I would urge anyone who may have seen this incident, or who may have seen anything suspicious to call us.

"We have launched a thorough investigation into this incident and have made it a priority to find the man responsible for this attack.

"We have an excellent relationship with the community of Manchester's Gay Village and will harness these links to help us investigate this crime and offer reassurance on the ground."

Anyone who has been a victim of rape or sexual assault can contact Greater Manchester Police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

GMP has specially trained officers in place to provide a first class response to victims and help support them through the criminal justice process.

St Mary's Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester, can also be contacted on 0161 276 6515.

This provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault.

Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them either as a self-referral or via Greater Manchester Police.

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