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21 November 2011, 18:38
Police are investigating after a woman was raped in Sale and want anyone with information to come forward.
Shortly before 3am on Saturday 19 November 2011, police received a report of a woman being raped near School Road.
Specialist officers have been speaking to the 20 year old and their inquiries are ongoing.
The offender is described as a black man with a local accent, 5 feet 6 inches tall, approximately 20 years old and of medium build.
Detective Inspector Jane Curran said: "I urge anyone with any information to come forward. You may have been in the School Road area of Sale on Saturday morning, you may have seen someone acting suspiciously or who matched the description of the offender.
“I have no reason to believe that there is a link at this time with similar reports in the area.
“We do not want people to be alarmed. To try and address their concerns, extra patrols have been visible on the streets at night time.”
Anyone with information should call Trafford Serious Sexual Offences Unit on 0161 856 1284 with any information or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Anyone who has been a victim of rape or sexual assault can contact Greater Manchester Police on 0161 872 5050 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.